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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
By setting goals for fare policy, transit agencies can ensure that their fare pricing and enforcement strategies are consistent with their mission of providing good, affordable service to the public. This report outlines a balanced, goal-driven approach to fare policy: discounts for...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
This guide argues for the benefits of fair and affordable transit-oriented development (TOD) in Chicago's northern suburbs. It highlights the crucial role of rail transit in anchoring neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the lack of mixed-income transit-oriented housing development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
Transit can be especially important for older individuals, who “age out” of driving as their mobility, vision, and hearing decline. However, public transit can be difficult for older people to navigate, and is unreliable or insufficient for many trips in most U.S. cities. To address...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California, Washington
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Mobility on demand (MOD) refers to transportation services that can be hailed in real-time for an impending trip. The largest MOD project funded by the Federal Transit Administration is a two-region partnership between Los Angeles and the Puget Sound Region that provides first/last...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Thousands of New Yorkers require elevators to access the subway every day: people with disabilities, parents pushing strollers, travelers carrying luggage, and residents suffering from an injury. However, only 23% of the city’s subway stations have elevators. These elevators break...

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Sacramento City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This resolution requires the City of Sacramento to adopt a “Vision Zero” goal. Vision Zero is a collaborative and data-driven effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Actions towards Vision Zero will be a comprehensive, collaborative, and equitable approach through...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
Connecting public transit to employment hubs is an important tool for improving transportation efficiency and local economic development. This report recommends Chicago invest in transit-oriented development (TOD) and cargo-oriented development COD). It also outlines how affordable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Parking policies are an integral part of implementing equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD). Policies such as “free parking” (which increases housing and consumer costs), zoning and land use regulations that require an overabundancce of parking, and the application of suburban...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This brief focuses on what cities can do to create equitable and efficient transit that benefits everyone. An equitable transit system must be safe, convenient, affordable, and accessible; responsive to community needs; and integrated with other policy areas. Moreover, it outlines...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PeopleForBikes
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
From housing choice to bus frequency to freeway routing to sidewalk quality, cities have often failed to equitably distribute the costs and benefits of mobility. Today, U.S. cities are using a new tool to help make bike transportation a mainstream part of urban American life: protected...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Bus ridership in New York City is rapidly declining. In order to attract riders, buses must become faster, more reliable, and more attractive as a transit option. This report lays out best practices to improve New York’s ailing bus system. Strategies focus on redesigning the bus network...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C Berkeley Center for Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility, Education
In 2010, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) approved a General Education Transportation Policy to help facilitate racial diversity within schools and to support equitable access to city-wide schools and programs. This report evaluates the implementation of transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
When setting the national bike advocacy agenda, the League of American Bicyclists believes that it is important to include a range of different perspectives, particularly from youth voices; not only does this empower younger participants, but it is a necessary first step toward championing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) California
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
As opposed to conventional data and metrics, this report uses newer data sources and more advanced analytic tools to study Sacramento’s transportation system. In particular, this report utilizes accessibility metrics to identify locations with poor connections to existing transit,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines a framework for mobility equity, or a transportation system that increases access to high quality mobility options, reduces air pollution, and enhances economic opportunity in low-income communities of color. Decades of local, regional, and state transportation...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Vision Zero Network
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users, and to ensure safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. This infographic compiles nine components that make up an effective high-level framework for communities considering a Vision...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The League of American Bicyclists is a national membership organization that champions bicycling through policy and movement building. Firmly committed to equity, the League believes that bike equity can be achieved through the inclusion of diverse community voices in creating streets...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
Having children is often associated with increases in car use, due to barriers preventing families from relying on transit. For example, anti-stroller policies signal that families aren’t welcome on buses, while riding transit can be more expensive than driving, without youth fares...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report addresses how current transit practices can marginalize groups of people. For example, fare structures make transit unaffordable to people with low incomes, policing brutalizes and discriminates against Black and brown riders, infrastructure is inaccessible to people with...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
The benefits of transportation investments are not distributed equally among communities, as some social groups have not reaped the rewards of developed transportation infrastructure. This report uses GIS software, U.S. Census data, and the Bicycle Equity Index to spatially identify...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California, Washington
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Public transit services across the United States are highly fragmented with various methods of payment. The integration of fare payment systems can improve the efficiency and ease of public transit. This report discusses individual and collaborative efforts of public transit agencies...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California, Washington
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Mobility on demand (MOD) refers to transportation services that can be hailed in real-time for an impending trip. The largest MOD project funded by the Federal Transit Administration is a two-region partnership between Los Angeles and the Puget Sound Region that provides first/last...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source City Of Chicago
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Evaluation of Chicago's E-Scooter pilot program testing the viability of electronic scooters as a sustainable, safe and equitable method of transportation for residents. The report evaluates the impact of e-scooters, as an alternative micro mobility mode of transport, in a diverse...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety, Public Spaces
This infographic highlights pedestrian safety measures implemented in Illinois, including snow and ice removal, walk signals, and safe driving regulations. It also outlines pedestrian and driver responsibilities which aim to protect pedestrians and promote a safe and accessible urban...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Bicycling is on the rise across the U.S. Adults are capitalizing on the health and economic benefits of active transportation, while an increasing number of young people are forgoing drivers' licenses to save money and embrace more walkable, bikeable lifestyles. The new majority that...

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