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We believe that transit and infrastructure stands at an unprecedented time. Advancing local government, transportation, and public services will require more than simply money -- it will require a shared understanding of the challenges we face and the solutions these times require.

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Protecting transit: As transit agencies digitally tranform, cyber security risks build
February 2021

Digital transformation is opening new points of entry for hackers. How can public transit respond?

Public transit is pushing growing volumes of data onto cloud networks, exposing providers to new risks that are only growing.

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Bus Rapid Transit: Transit’s best tool for quickly responding to population movement
August 2021

A simple tool to allow urban planners to react to migration of residents

Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston are building and expanding Bus Rapid Transit service. Here’s why we think more will follow.

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Meeting mandates with action
October 2019

Cities across the United States have set mandates for electric buses. Now they must figure out how to meet those mandates.

City governments, one after the other, are mandating their transit agencies phase out diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in favor of zero-emission electric buses. The federal government may soon dramatically increase support to accelerate that transformation. But critical questions remain: Can city planners effectively manage the transformation? And can transit agencies build the infrastructure to support zero-emission buses?

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Mobility as a Service: The way forward after COVID-19?
June 2020

A roadmap for leading public transit after the crisis

Public transit is in an unprecedented moment of crisis. Riders have abandoned public transit as the novel coronavirus spreads, and there are plenty of warning signs that they may not soon return. Can public transit agencies bring these passengers back, or will these passengers stay permanently away? The solution will come only after a fundamental evaluation of what a public transit agency does.

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Five steps for modernizing public transit organizations
June 2020

How public transit agencies can strategically leverage information technology to modernize operations

The COVID-19 crisis forced transit agencies to quickly facilitate flexible operations through virtual platforms. Some agencies managed the disruption better than others. Here’s a roadmap for developing a comprehensive IT strategy to improve operations and better manage the next crisis.

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