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MTA welcomes spike in social media callouts

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency welcomed the dramatic increase in mentions on social media, saying the posts provide valuable feedback. The post MTA welcomes spike in...

CTA keeps station heaters going after social media complaints

Despite an unseasonably cold April, CTA turned off its rail station heaters on March 31. Social media outrage convinced the agency to turn them...

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It’s go time: Launching our Month of Action

With Congress writing long-term transportation policy this month, we need to make sure that this bill doesn’t continue the broken status quo. We need...

House-passed COVID relief bill increases emergency funding for transit construction grants

Local governments’ budgets have been decimated by the pandemic. Yet the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program—the main federal program for funding new transit construction—counts...

The CDC needs to do more to show the public that transit is safe

Public transit is one of the safest indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic for a plethora of reasons. But the perception of transit’s safety...

The Generating Resilient, Environmentally Exceptional National (GREEN) Streets Act re-introduced in the Senate today

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), and Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) re-introduced a bill that would measure and reduce greenhouse gas...