TSA Suggests More Background Checks for Transit Workers
The proposal could make it even harder for short-staffed agencies to attract and hire new employees.
How HR Shortcomings are Kneecapping Transit Agencies
Facing severe staffing shortages and high rates of burnout, transit agencies must improve their human resources departments and create healthier work environments to address current lapses in service.
California Could Cut Transit Spending Even as Systems Struggle
Governor Newsom’s proposed budget would cut over $2 billion from transit infrastructure funds.
Transit Workforce Dashboard Promotes Employment in Public Transit
A new online tool aims to help transit agencies recruit and retain workers.
How Consultants Drive Up Transit Construction Costs
A new report suggests that an overreliance on external consultants by U.S. transit agencies and other government entities is hollowing out the public sector and raising the costs of transit projects.
Transit Agencies Increasingly Dependent on Federal Funding
After dramatic losses of riders and operators during the pandemic, transit agencies around the country are supplementing operational costs with federal relief dollars.
Promoting Diversity in Transit Leadership
Latinos in Transit works to connect and empower people of color to increase diversity in management roles at transit agencies.
Opinion: Utah Transportation Bill a Step in the Right Direction
A Utah mayor writes in support of state legislation that tasks state agencies with coordinating major transit projects, citing it as a positive step toward accommodating Utah’s explosive growth.
Study: Transit Boards Don’t Reflect Their Ridership
Across U.S. cities, transit agency boards are overwhelmingly more suburban than their riders, causing a disconnect between decisionmakers and the people who regularly use transit.
The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery
As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.
Is Fare-Free Transit Worth Reduced Transit Service?
Transit advocates worry that the movement to eliminate fares will come at a high cost to transit-dependent riders who rely on frequent, reliable service to reach jobs and services.
Transit Agencies Leasing Real Estate to Raise Revenue
As ridership revenues drop, more agencies are looking to diversify their income sources by leasing agency-owned land to developers.
Transit Needs Service Changes, Now More Than Ever
As travel patterns and needs shift, transit agencies should look at service changes as a much-needed 'regular practice.'
Transit Agencies Look to Land Development to Increase Revenue
With ridership revenue down, agencies seek to diversify their revenue stream by taking a more active role in developing agency-owned land.
Micromobility Makes a Comeback
Decreased public transit ridership is bringing some transit agencies to consider partnerships with micromobility corporations.
Advocates Respond to the Role of Public Transit in Protests and Arrests
The commandeering of buses for police to transport arrested protestors is raising questions about the allegiances of transit agencies in the United States.
1,500 Temporary Layoffs for Transit Workers in Vancouver
Sad days for public transit agencies in Canadian cities could be a sign of layoffs to come for U.S. transit agencies.
Obsolete Bus-Stop Sign or Treasured Memorabilia?
Sacramento Regional Transit is overhauling its bus system in September, so they old signs for stops will have to go. Instead of scrapping the old signs, the agency is giving them away for collectors' items.
Vancouver's TransLink Named Best Transit System in North America
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) named TransLink in Vancouver the best transit system in North America.
Storefront Service Centers Put Transit Agencies on Solid Footing
During a time when there are apps and websites for just about everything, some transit agencies are turning to storefronts to better serve their customers.
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