UCLA Arrowhead Series: Money for Transit
Transit’s finances have been temporarily boosted by a series of federal stimulus bills. California’s budget surplus has also provided additional funding for transit. But what happens after agencies exhaust these one-time infusions of funds?
Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Director and Professor, Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Finance Center at San José State University
President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
Executive Director, California Transit Association
The UCLA Arrowhead Symposium presents Transit in Transition, a series that will consider the current state of public transit in the United States and options for the future. The pandemic accelerated the pre-existing trend of declining ridership. Transit agencies have built fixed-route and rapid transit infrastructure to serve commercial centers and downtowns, but expanding remote work brings uncertainty to recovery of demand in these areas. The more flexible bus is the workhorse of many transit systems, including Los Angeles, and has catered to lower-income transit users. An enhanced focus on equity often brings additional resources for the bus and meeting the public’s mobility needs through alternative shared mobility options.
Free – Weekly webinars
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For more info about the full series, visit uclaarrowheadsymposium.org.