This week we’re at the 2021 Virtual Railvolution conference. Adelee Le Grand, CEO of Tampa's transit system, moderates a panel featuring Debra Johnson of RTD in Denver, and Peter Rogoff of Sound Transit in Seattle. Johnson and Rogoff discuss progress in their regions and the effects of the pandemic.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Transit Center and is republished with permission. On March 13, 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, the Federal Transit Administration responded to the emergency by enabling transit agencies to spend federal funds to run buses and trains. It was a break with longstanding policy. Normally, federal grants are reserved […]
A new study finds that commuters with access to free public transportation don't drive any less — but they do take more leisure and shopping trips than those who have to pay their own fare, which could help provide local economies with the cash they need to provide a broader range of social services over time.