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November 24, 2020
Good Transit Policy Was Good Politics This Election Day

Even during a pandemic that has severely reduced transit ridership and created uncertainty about household budgets, voters on November 3 recognized the value of transit and decided to ramp up public investment in their local systems.

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November 21, 2019
Transit, Not Road Expansion, Is the Top Priority for Portland Metro’s New Rep From the Western Suburbs

The Portland region is changing -- and an “all of the above” approach to transportation spending may not win out in Portland's upcoming ballot measure.

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November 14, 2017
In Portland, Economic Displacement May Be A Driver of Transit Ridership Loss

Like many transit agencies across the country, TriMet, the transit district serving the Portland, OR, metro region, has seen a recent loss in ridership, principally on its bus system.

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August 15, 2017
Cap & Ride

Portland’s transit system has become one of the first in the US to adopt a fare payment policy designed to end the problem of people who can afford the least paying the most.

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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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October 23, 2015
Reform before revenue: how poor governance and management is holding Oregon back

Portland was once a leader in transportation innovation, but today other metro regions around the nation are setting the pace...

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July 29, 2015
Bending the Urban Transportation Arc

While Congress is consumed with the latest debate over extending the federal transportation policy, progress to make our cities’ streets...

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July 28, 2015
A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation

What started as a straightforward and curious question – what were the human factors behind recent urban transportation innovations in the United States –...

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April 3, 2014
Learning to Share

Cities are naturals at sharing (or buying), with their markets, plazas, parks, and public transportation. But now that entrepreneurs are...

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