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How and How Not To Contract For Better Transit Service

| December 5, 2017

After enjoying a long period of ridership growth and expansions of rail and bus networks, American transit has found itself in a mess. Transit ridership fell in all but two cities in 2016, local budgets are stagnant, and riders are demanding higher quality services. While there are some domestic examples of how agencies are innovating, agencies must begin looking beyond the border.

D.C. Metro wants to shrink workforce, spend more on contractors

Management & Operations| January 10, 2017

Agency to spend $64.6 million on contractors in the fiscal year beginning in July, which is $17.2 million more than the budget for the current fiscal year.

Accessibility| November 10, 2014

Toledo agency exploring private contracting

TARPS is exploring the idea of using private vehicles on weekend afternoons and evenings so it can focus resources at busier times of the week where it now is shorthanded
Accessibility| November 10, 2014

MARTA delays vote on privatizing paratransit services

Members of the union that represent MARTA’s paratransit drivers have protested the transit agency’s move to accept proposals from private providers, saying outsourcing could cost 300 jobs and result in poor quality of service for patrons
Bus| August 17, 2012

Private public transportation operators get another look

Congress should make it easier to use private contractors, consortia or financing so that agencies can better develop the best strategies that work for them.

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