Thursday, April 25, 2024

The Case for Federal Operations Support

Meet Nia. TransitCenter documents her daily commute challenges in Atlanta, where infrequent transit services force her to walk a mile, catch a bus, and transfer to a train—a trip that takes 90 minutes. These barriers to transit access disproportionately affect Black Americans who rely more on public transit and less on private vehicles. TransitCenter calls for increased federal support to enhance transit frequency and accessibility, suggesting that higher operating budgets for transit agencies could significantly improve service efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from transportation.