Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

As the Biden administration begins to advance its Build Back Better agenda and its infrastructure bill begins to take shape, as a nation we must make a concerted effort to ensure that these investments truly make us better off. Since public transit and passenger rail are expected to be big winners of upcoming public spending, […]

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Passenger Rail Could Be The Winner of a Biden Infrastructure Bill

Passenger Rail Could Be The Winner of a Biden Infrastructure Bill

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer While working to pass a COVID relief package through both houses of Congress, the Biden administration is simultaneously working on its next priority legislative package: a much-awaited $2T infrastructure bill.  One of the anticipated winners of this bill could be passenger rail, as President Biden has said he wants […]

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Transit Taking a Pandemic Hit

Transit Taking a Pandemic Hit

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer Across the country, transit officials are proposing cuts in service after months of decreased ridership because of the pandemic. Boston’s MBTA would stop commuter rail service after 9 p.m. and put its ferry service on hiatus, while Washington DC’s Metro is considering less frequent service. These proposed cuts in […]

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LA Aims to Make Public Transit Free

LA Aims to Make Public Transit Free

Recently the CEO of the  L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a task force to assess how the transit system in America’s second-largest city could become free for its riders. As LAist reported, Metro CEO Phillip Washington told Metro’s board of directors he hopes the system could go fare-free as soon as “the beginning of […]

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Why Equitable, Clean Transportation is Key to a Sustainable Economic Recovery

Why Equitable, Clean Transportation is Key to a Sustainable Economic Recovery

By Julia Pyper, host/producer Political Climate As Congress looks toward the next coronavirus relief package, a growing number of stakeholders from across the political spectrum are calling for a comprehensive clean energy infrastructure plan to address the nation’s economic challenges. Updating America’s transportation system offers a ripe opportunity to create jobs while lowering carbon emissions. […]

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Public Transportation Faces Crisis Without Congressional Help

Public Transportation Faces Crisis Without Congressional Help

Before the coronavirus pandemic, most major cities were working diligently to improve public transportation and encourage residents to opt-out of relying on single-occupancy vehicles and rethink what space devoted to cars could otherwise be used for. But as the virus spread, ridership on mass transit around the world plummeted fueling fears that the resulting revenue […]

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