Transit Agencies

Female bus driver wearing safety vest sits in driver's seat, talking with woman passenger boarding bus

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.

August 27, 2023 - Federal Times

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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.

July 27, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Bay Area Rapid Transit

California Could Cut Transit Spending Even as Systems Struggle

Governor Newsom’s proposed budget would cut over $2 billion from transit infrastructure funds.

May 16, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Two Chicago transit operators standing in front of a bus and smiling at the camera

Transit Workforce Dashboard Promotes Employment in Public Transit

A new online tool aims to help transit agencies recruit and retain workers.

March 10, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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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.

February 27, 2023 - Slate

Nighttime bus interior with one rider standing by door

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.

November 9, 2022 - The Center Square

Portland Transit

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.

September 25, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

May 10, 2022 - Deseret News

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

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.

May 3, 2022 - Governing

Crowded Subway Platform

The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery

As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.

January 26, 2022 - The New York Times


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.

November 19, 2021 - The Washington Post

Transit Oriented Development

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.

October 14, 2021 - Pew Trusts

Rockaway Beach Bus

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.'

September 7, 2021 - TransitCenter

SEPTA Train Tracks

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.

March 14, 2021 - Fast Company

Valencia, Spain

Micromobility Makes a Comeback

Decreased public transit ridership is bringing some transit agencies to consider partnerships with micromobility corporations.

July 2, 2020 - CoMotion News

George Floyd Protests

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.

June 4, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

TransLink Canada Line

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.

May 3, 2020 - Vancouver Sun

Sacramento Regional Transit

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.

August 14, 2019 - The Sacramento Bee

TransLink SkyTrain

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.

July 28, 2019 - Vancouver Sun

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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.

February 20, 2019 - InTransition Magazine

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