Transit Service

A woman wears a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic in a large crowd at a transit station in New York City.

Stimulus Funds Not Enough to Guarantee Transit's Future in D.C. and L.A.

In statements that echo the alarm of March 2020, transit officials in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. recently announced plans to reduce transit service.

February 17, 2022 - James Brasuell

ABQ Ride stop

Albuquerque Buses Go Fare-Free for 2022

Albuquerque is the largest U.S. city yet to offer free rides on its entire system of buses with a one-year pilot program that launched at the beginning of the year.

January 6, 2022 - Marketplace

Bus Stop

Transit Agencies Direct Resources to Core Ridership

As commuter ridership continues to lag due to the pandemic, transit systems are adjusting to better serve the essential workers and transit-dependent households who need them the most.

January 5, 2022 - Wired

A Metro Los Angeles bus driver is behind the wheel while wearing a mask.

Equity and Transit Go Hand in Hand for the Pandemic Recovery

Equity illuminates the light at the end of the tunnel for U.S. transit agencies, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute.

December 3, 2021 - Urban Institute

Rescue Bus

Driver Shortages and Service Reductions: The Crisis in Public Transit Continues

While transit systems around the country had reason to celebrate the new funding made available in the federal infrastructure bill, long-term concerns about operational capacity have not been resolved.

November 18, 2021 - Detroit Free Press

Kansas Transportation

'RideKC Next': High-Frequency Grid and On-Demand Service Coming in 2022

The transit system of the future is coming soon to Kansas City.

September 22, 2021 - RideKC

New York Bus

New York's Bus System Redesign—Delayed by the Pandemic—Moves Forward Again

A plan to redesign the bus system in New York City for faster, more frequent service is off the shelf and moving forward again after being paused at the beginning fo the pandemic.

September 21, 2021 - AMNY

Chicago Transit Authority Green Line Train at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT

A New Transit Equity Dashboard

New data technology has made it possible to measure transit equity in ways that were impossible before. TransitCenter is making good use of the new capabilities.

June 17, 2021 - TransitCenter

Los Angeles Metro Bus

Opinion: Transit Needs to Be Better, Not Cheaper

With many U.S. transit agencies facing severe gaps in service and budget shortfalls, some advocates argue that improved service matters more than free fares.

June 9, 2021 - Slate

New York City Bus

Plans to Speed Up Buses Slowed as the City Gets Set to Reopen

An ambitious plan hatched during the pandemic in New York City would have copied the success of the 14th Street Busway. The city has slowly retreated from the plan's original scope since the announcement of the plan in June 2020.

May 18, 2021 - The City

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

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New Updates on The Edge

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