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October 21, 2020
Say Hello to the New and Improved Transit Insights!

Last year we brought you Transit Insights, a visual tool to track changes in transit ridership, service hours, fares, and other important indicators of transit quality in American cities. We’ve just released a new version, with fresh data and features to make it even easier to explore transit trends.

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July 15, 2020
Mapping Route-By-Route Who’s Riding Transit During the Pandemic

To meet the needs of people who have been most affected by the pandemic, agencies should go beyond the initial transition to weekend schedules and adapt service in response to shifting travel patterns. 

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July 9, 2020
The CARES Act Came Up Short, Now Transit Agencies Are Running Out of Time

The $25 billion for transit in the CARES Act, which passed in March, bought agencies in major cities a few months. But CARES funding was not sufficient to address the scale of the transit crisis, nor was it targeted well.

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May 12, 2020
If at First Your COVID Service Plan Doesn’t Succeed…

So far, LA Metro has taken important steps to protect bus operators and plan for recovery, but the agency’s policy on fare enforcement has lacked transparency, and service allocation decisions have not aligned with the imperative to minimize crowding on board.

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May 6, 2020
Responding to COVID-19 With Agile, Data-Driven Service Changes

Transit agencies can’t stop after switching to a weekend schedule. Further service adjustments are necessary to safely provide essential mobility.

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April 14, 2020
Pittsburgh Port Authority: Adapting Quickly to COVID-19 With Good Communication Between Management and Labor

Pittsburgh's transit agency, Port Authority, has demonstrated a remarkable degree of flexibility since the COVID19 crisis began.

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April 1, 2020
Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis With Honest Communication

Bay Area Rapid Transit's communications around COVID-19 have emerged as an invaluable resource for the media, riders, and elected leaders to learn about the crisis facing transit.

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February 21, 2020
Making Transit Work for Parents and Caregivers: The Video!

Our latest video shows how simple, affordable, and straightforward changes could make transit a safe and viable option for parents.

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February 12, 2020
Should Transit Be Free? Part Two

Why not go fareless while also working to improve service? The reason is that the household costs imposed by the absence of good transit service stand out as the much more pressing problem to address. Transit in most U.S. cities is so infrequent and unreliable that major service improvements must be priority number one.

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