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September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.


December 31, 2013

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.


December 19, 2013

Report outlines how cities can assess transit performance, boost efficiency

Public policy makers should eliminate duplications and/or have high-performing transit agencies manage services for low-performing adjacent areas, report recommends.


June 4, 2013

Report: 74% favor spending tax dollars for improved public transit

Eighty percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement public transportation investment can help create jobs and pave the way to a stronger economy. However, public transportation scores its strongest support when discussing access to opportunities.


May 9, 2013

Report assesses StarMetro's radial-to-grid system move

The research seeks to understand the effects of they agency's service restructuring on the transit agency and its performance as well as its impact on the community.


May 1, 2013

High-speed rail security addressed in new report

Draws upon empirical data from proprietary database of terrorist and serious criminal attacks against public surface transportation and from reviews of selected HSR systems, including onsite observations.


February 28, 2013

Mineta Institute releases TRB high-speed rail videos

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other experts are featured in a set of seven videos from a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail.


July 5, 2012

Peer-reviewed high-speed rail study released

The researchers believe one of the reasons the U.S. continues to lack a firm HSR policy framework is that advocates have not developed a few key, compelling arguments that politicians can coalesce behind to push for HSR development.


May 11, 2012

Report probes land 'value capture' to fund transit

Five mechanisms are evaluated in depth, including tax increment financing, special assessment districts, transit impact fees, joint developments and air rights. The report includes policy recommendations.


March 23, 2012

Report: Vibrant downtowns linked to greater transit use

Between 2000-2010, metropolitan areas with more vibrant downtowns experienced less sprawl. San Francisco, Miami, and New York experienced sprawl rates of less than 1%, while Memphis, Tenn., Tucson, Ariz., and Phoenix had sprawl rates greater than 10%.


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