bus rapid transit

Mobility and Equity for New York’s Transit-Starved Neighborhoods: The Case for Full-Featured Bus Rapid Transit

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

Published jointly by Pratt Center and the Rockefeller Foundation, Mobility and Equity for New York’s Transit-Starved Neighborhoods: The Case for Full-Featured Bus Rapid Transit analyzes how demographic and economic changes have deepened disparities in transit...

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Communities United for Transportation Equity

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COMMUTE is a coalition of New York City community groups that initially came together in 2007 to make congestion pricing work for working families, by advocating for the use of congestion pricing revenues to finance mass-transit investments benefiting underserved communities and low-income commuters.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
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COMMUTE is now continuing its work to promote mass-transit investments for inadequately served low-income New Yorkers. The Pratt Center is coordinating COMMUTE and providing supporting research.

COMMUTE members include:

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Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Bus Rapid Transit - COMMUTE route proposal

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA are seeking public input on the rollout of bus rapid transit (BRT) – a vital new addition to New York City’s transit landscape that will make speedier commutes a reality for tens of thousands of New Yorkers now forced to rely on slow local buses.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Make BRT Better

Bus Rapid Transit

Intro Paragraph: 
For most low- and moderate-income communities throughout New York City, limited access to public transportation remains a considerable challenge.
Pratt Center is a leading advocate for BRT – a low cost approach to shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers and closing disparities in transit access.
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Although the city’s economy is dependent on its strong public transit system, workers in densely-populated peripheral areas often cannot efficiently access places of employment and other much-needed economic opportunities. Over 750,000 New York City workers commute over an hour each way...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Bus Rapid Transit - A Transportation Revolution at a Bargain Price

This issue brief explains what's at stake as the NYC Department of Transportation and the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority work to roll out bus rapid transit (BRT)  citywide, and outlines what community groups can do to make sure that BRT fulfills its potential to liberate New...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009