Topic : TransitCenter

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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.

Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

A new handbook draws on examples from over thirty cities and outlines nearly two dozen policies and strategies that mayors and transportation agency leaders can use to improve urban transportation.

Accessibility| February 9, 2017

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

December 28, 2016

Why 'Tactical Transit' is the Next Big Thing

The raffish, worldwide movement known as tactical urbanism appears poised to take on a meatier role in improving transit in bus corridors. By providing low-cost, agile alternatives to lengthy street improvement processes, “tactical transit” has the ability to jumpstart virtuous cycles of increasing bus ridership by speeding up travel times, improving passenger experience, and enhancing overall perceptions of riding the bus.

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

Frequent, fast service is top factor for transit success, report says

Transit agencies should strive to grow all-purpose riders, who take transit regularly for multiple purposes, as they are the most reliable and financially efficient customers to serve.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2016

Largest-ever transit data comparison tool unveiled

AllTransit aggregates information from over 543,000 transit stops, 800 transit agencies and 15,000 routes nationwide to help communities build smarter, more equitable transit systems.

University| November 9, 2015

NYU, MIT among TransitCenter transportation grant recipients

The applicants were ranked on the basis of their potential impact to improve public transportation, originality and applicants' track records, as well as their consistency with TransitCenter's own programming.

Government Issues| July 29, 2015

Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says

The report studied recent innovations in transportation practice in New York City, Portland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Charlotte and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation.

Accessibility| November 18, 2014

Report: Parking subsidies leave taxpayers shouldering $7.3 billion burden annually

Report found that the federal parking subsidy puts 820,000 more cars on America’s most congested roads in its most congested cities.
Bus| June 9, 2010

Web Extra: Transit commuter benefit in danger of being slashed Dec. 31

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included a provision to raise the monthly limit commuters can deduct from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis from $120 to $230 to pay for their commute and accrue savings. However, the additional savings will disappear if the law is allowed to sunset on Dec. 31, 2010, reverting to the $120 level unless Congress acts to extend it.

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