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November 5, 2021
A Bus Agenda for New York City Mayor Eric Adams

To create the “state-of-the-art bus transit system” of his campaign platform, Mayor Adams will have to both expand the quantity and improve the quality of bus lanes. We recommend these strategies to get it done.

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September 29, 2021
Testimony to New York State Senate on Finances and Operations of the MTA

The ground has shifted, and the transit system must adapt and change in response -- or else the future for subway and bus riders looks bleak, as do the prospects for the entire New York City region.

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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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November 20, 2019
Fixing NYC Buses: 2019 Report Card

NYC DOT and the MTA received largely positive grades for 2019, reflecting that the agencies have each charted a path to better bus service at the scale of the entire city.

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July 25, 2019
Is the Bronx Bus Network Redesign Ambitious Enough?

In June, the MTA released a draft plan to redesign the Bronx bus network. There’s no doubt that the proposals will improve trips for bus riders. But given the gap between the current state of Bronx bus service and what Bronx bus service can be, is this plan as ambitious as it should be?

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July 9, 2019
Priced Out: How Fare Structures Limit Access to LIRR Service in Eastern Queens

A combination of high fares, infrequent off-peak service, and poor integration with other modes of transit make LIRR and Metro-North off-limits even for people who live near these stations.

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May 15, 2019
Accept No Substitutes for Full Trip Data From Uber and Lyft

Uber's new Movement platform is no substitute for the full data cities have been asking for.  

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April 17, 2019
Congestion Pricing Will Succeed If…

Congestion pricing won’t work if it’s hollowed out by exemptions, or if City leadership misses the chance to reallocate street space.

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February 5, 2019
What Fast Forward Means for New Yorkers — Less Time on the Train, More Time for Everything Else

How much time will New Yorkers save from the subway signal improvements in the MTA’s Fast Forward plan?

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