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April 23, 2020
CARES Act Funding Will Last Half as Long for Large U.S. Transit Regions Compared to Other Areas

For the ten U.S. regions with the most transit ridership, we estimate that CARES Act funds will cover agency shortfalls for an average of 5.4 to 8.3 months. For agencies in the rest of the country, CARES Act transit funds will last 12.6 to 20.8 months, on average.

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December 12, 2019
Bus Lane in Bloom: Flower Street and the Urgency of Speeding Up LA Bus Service

Over the summer, LA transit riders caught a glimpse of what a more urgent approach to prioritizing bus service can do.

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April 25, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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February 27, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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March 27, 2018
The Universe of Transit Safety

Riding transit is dramatically safer than driving – you’re 60 times less likely to die when riding a bus than in a private vehicle, 30 times less likely on light rail.

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November 8, 2017
“Micro Transit”: Is it Really a City Thing?

From the “Office of Extraordinary Innovation” at LA Metro comes the announcement the agency would be throwing its hat in the “microtransit” ring.

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August 30, 2017
LA Metro Walks the Walk

Few transit agencies invest in street infrastructure around bus stops and stations. Today, however, Los Angeles Metro is taking a different and noteworthy approach.

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August 8, 2017
LA Metro Moves to Save Bus System

Since acknowledging that plunging bus ridership is a problem in Los Angeles, L.A. Metro is moving on several fronts to try to stabilize and recover bus patronage.

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April 5, 2017
Transit is Made for Walking

Walkability is one of the keys to high transit ridership, and yet much of the nation's transit is located in low density, unwalkable places. As a result, the U.S. transit industry faces the need to create “first and last mile” connections to and from transit.

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