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Exploring the Future of Public Transportation Research: A National Online Dialogue

November 27, 2023
Sources: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Ideasource

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) seeks your input on the agency’s transit research and demonstration program. How can technology and innovation be used to improve safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide more resilient transit systems, grow the economy, improve people’s mobility options, and connect communities? How can innovation improve mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities to jobs and other opportunities? 

Lend your ideas to our Future of Public Transportation online dialogue. Register and share your insights, experiences and suggestions on ways research, technology and innovation can help make public transit safer, cleaner, greener, more resilient, and more equitable.

FTA seeks comments from stakeholders including:

  • representatives within the industry;
  • community organizations representing the transportation needs and interests of people with disabilities;
  • organizations and groups with an interest in mobility, sustainability, and transit;
  • people with ideas or interest in this topic.

Public transportation in the United States is at a crossroads. In many areas, ridership has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, and transit agencies are facing looming financial shortfalls. The pandemic also highlighted transit’s essential role in providing access to jobs and opportunities for people who do not or choose not to drive, including people with disabilities. As travel patterns in America enter a “new normal,” the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is supporting research, technologies and new practices that can help public transportation chart a path forward.

The Online Dialogue will close January 5, 2024.

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