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Issue / Transit

Public transportation is essential to the health of large economies and also provides important transportation to people who cannot or do not own an automobile. Citizens approving large ballot box initiatives to increase the investment in transit systems in many cities, is a common trend. At the same time, many public transit agencies are facing ridership declines in an era of ridehailing services, increases in personal vehicle ownership, and a lack of transit priority in government budgets. To better meet the needs of riders, transit agencies are exploring network redesigns and integration of new mobility services.

Guest Op-Ed: Preparing Transit for the Future of Work

The scale and speed of the transformation in the nature of work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. Remote work, which...

Congress and White House Open the Flow of Public Transportation Funds

Taking into account funding from the infrastructure law and the proposed FY2022 budget, total FTA funding will jump more than...

Webinar: Reforming Governance to Transform Cities

Cities own the streets that transit agencies need for their bus lanes. Regions often lack a coordinated entity to oversee...

Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws

Links to the Text of Major Highway and Mass Transit Authorization Laws 2021 IIJA (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a.k.a....

Guest Op-Ed: What Would a Land Value Tax Mean for Transportation?

Transportation  drives the American economy. It determines the costs of trade, the ease of accessing services, and the...

Centennial Anthology: A Collection of Essays and Ideas

Coming Out of the Crisis: A Look Past the Pandemic  The pandemic isn’t quite behind us, but every day the contours of the new...

Indianapolis looks to mass transit project to spur development in low-income area

“If done right, they do have the chance to be transformative,” Puentes said. “The Indianapolis project is one that a lot of...

House WMATA Hearing Casts Blame for Faulty Cars, Looks at Long-Term Funding Issues

The House Government Operations Subcommittee held a hearing on February 9 to conduct oversight of the DC-area transit system, the...

Guest Op-Ed: Fairer Fares, Increased Ridership: Using Reduced Fare Programs as a Tool for Equitable Recovery

In March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few civic-minded New York City residents created CoronaMetro, a platform for...

House Spins Wheels Reviewing Autonomous Vehicle Technology

KITT, Herbie, the Batmobile – autonomous vehicles (AVs) have captured the public imagination for decades. Now, they’ve captured the...

FTA Releases Part-Year Transit Formula Funding for FY 2022 Under CR

The Federal Transit Administration yesterday released $5.9 billion in partial-year aid to transit providers for fiscal year 2022 from...

FTA Gives Hudson River Tunnel Medium-High Rating As Cost Increases Another $558 Million

The Federal Transit Administration announced yesterday that it has given new or updated project ratings to six proposed transit...

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