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  • September 20, 2018 | Mercury News

    BART's Fare Evasion Fines Hit African-Americans Hardest

    African-American passengers are bearing the brunt of BART’s new fines for riders who fail to pay fares, as they receive tickets at a rate that appears to be far higher than their proportion of overall ridership, data from the agency shows. During a 14-day period in July, African-American riders...

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  • September 19, 2018 | Next City

    Houston Chooses Buses Instead of Light Rail, for Now

    Houstonians have been arguing loudly for several years over plans to expand the city’s light rail system. Now the local transit agency, Houston Metro, has decided to cast its lot mainly with faster buses as the way forward for long-range transit improvements, according to a Houston Chronicle...

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  • September 19, 2018 | Smart Cities Dive

    Minneapolis' Nice Ride Launches Dockless Bike-Share Program

    Although a new, dockless bike-share program is being rolled out throughout the city of Minneapolis, underserved areas are being targeted for the first hubs. Equity is one of the main drivers for Minneapolis' transition to dockless. The goal is to make sure transportation deserts and low-income...

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  • September 18, 2018 | Curbed

    9 Cities with Smart Ideas to Improve Transportation

    Transportation systems don’t just move people around—they can also be catalysts for moving cities forward. But too often, between state-level inertia (see: New York’s inability to cope with New York City’s subway crisis) and the lack of serious federal investment in infrastructure and public...

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  • September 14, 2018 | Curbed Boston

    Chelsea Transportation Issues to Top Agenda for MBTA Oversight Board

    The glacial pace and the frequent overcrowding (and cancellations) of the No. 111 bus from Revere to Haymarket will top the agenda of the MBTA’s oversight committee. The debate over the 111 highlights what is sometimes called transportation equity as Chelsea residents endure a lot more than MBTA...

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