Want to Improve Transit? Hire (and Promote!) More Women
Sep 17, 2018

Fifty-five percent of US transit riders are women. But women make up just thirty-nine percent of the transit workforce. Of the nations twenty top agencies, just three CEO’s are women. Why is it so hard for women to rise to the top? Read More

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Bunching is for Bananas, Not Buses: Dispatches from Austin

This week, we’re in Austin working with Capital Metro to test a new bus dispatching method in hopes of reducing bunching and improving reliability along the MetroRapid lines.

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Turning Parking Lots Into Affordable Housing is a Win-Win for Transit Agencies

America is drowning in parking. Fortunately, a growing number of transit agencies are developing strategies to repurpose underutilized lots near their stations into affordable homes.

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Does Your Transit System Offer Transportation School?

We always talk about people getting to work on transit. But what about getting people to work on transit?

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Your Bus Is On Time. What Does That Even Mean?

We were curious: if we held all transit agencies to the same “On Time Performance” metric, how would they stack up against each other?  

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Looking Under the Hood at Conflict of Interest at the MTA

TransitCenter has partnered with Reinvent Albany to look into governance problems at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Riding Brooklyn’s Electric Bus

Electric buses are trending. As the world burns, municipalities around the country are seeking ecologically-minded solutions to reduce fossil fuel consumption, and some cities are turning to the magic of electric buses.

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Fare Capping: A Formula For Fairer Fares

For riders facing fare hikes, fare capping can soften the blow.

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Millennials Are “Killing” DC’s Metro

New data suggests that younger people have been the least likely to return to WMATA following years of crisis.

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