Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Puget Sound’s strategy to center equity in the new normal

Spurred on by COVID-19 disruptions, leaders of the Puget Sound Regional Council found a new way to allocate federal transit formula dollars. Their equity-focused...

California is hanging transit out to dry

California’s transit agencies are bracing for a fiscal cliff, a real threat facing communities nationwide. If left unresolved, it could lead to drastically reduced...

How Minnesota set a national example in climate legislation

Flickr photo by Larry Syverson Minnesota made waves last week by passing a landmark transportation spending bill that will fund transit expansions and passenger rail...

Is the federal government squandering clean transit funds?

A new report shows splitting clean transit funds between zero-emission vs. low-emission is holding U.S. transit agencies back from cleaning up the bus fleet. WASHINGTON—A...

Think creatively, go bold, iterate time and again on transit

Transit serves as the sustainable mobility lifeline for people in many communities around the world. Transit also serves as the great equalizer, transporting white...

Follow the money: Where does your state stack up on supporting transit?

Even though transit service is a localized experience, the state you live in actually has a massive impact on your access to frequent, reliable...

Transit fiscal cliff or transit fiscal doom?

When ridership plummeted at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, transit agencies across the country experienced substantial operating budget deficits. The federal government responded...

Following through on the ADA: The All Stations Accessibility Program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released a notice of funding opportunity for the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) that allocates $343 million in fiscal...

USDOT and Congress: Taking sides but not talking about implementation

If we’re going to ensure that the historic amount of transit funding in the infrastructure law actually results in good, usable, high quality transit...

Reducing emissions with better transit, part two: Improve transit access

Increasing funding for transit operations is a vital first step to help more people drive less, but there’s an equally important next step: connecting...

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After many decades of being divided by highways, community members in National City, CA are building capacity to reconnect their community in a project...

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Zu Peshawar has emerged as a successful model in terms of inclusion, diversity, and access because the system is tailored to address societal gaps....