Over the last decade, the United States has seen demographic shifts, rising transit ridership, and public support for improved transit service, all of which has stimulated a growing interest in expanding transport options. As federal funding for transit lags behind demand for more and better service, local leaders are emerging as champions. Transit agencies are uniquely positioned to respond to the public demand with innovative thinking that transforms underperforming systems into engines for improved access to opportunity in cities.
ITDP and TransitCenter have joined together to offer transit agency board members a training program to deepen their knowledge of transport systems and learn about a range of available solutions to the challenges facing their cities or regions. The program provides ideas, practical tools, and a supportive network to help build personal and institutional capacity to enhance mobility.
Participants engage with leading transport experts alongside peers from transit agency boards from around the U.S. to learn about best practices, generate new ideas, and get inspired about the role they can play to transform their city. The program covers a range of topics, including transportation network design, priority corridor selection, designing streets for transit, mode comparisons, transit operations (e.g. frequencies, stop spacing, intersections & signalization), parking, land use, pedestrian space design, and modal integration.
Applicants must be members of the governing body of a public transit agency in a US region of at least 200,000 population. A “governing body” means the appointed or elected panel which oversees a public transit agency, including its fiduciary functions. Applicants must have at least two years remaining in their current position on the board at time of application. Full-time professional staff of transit agencies are not eligible.
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TransitCenter is a national foundation committed to improving urban mobility. The organization runs its own programs, including providing technical assistance to applied research, as well as makes grants to qualified organizations and investments in beneficial projects.