• Webinar: Partnering with Local Officials

    Webinar: Partnering with Local Officials

    A key element of most advocacy and ballot campaigns is an effective champion. Local officials can be some of the biggest advocates for transit. Fostering positive relationships with elected officials and partnering on campaign strategies, messaging and events can, in many cases, mean the difference between a project or initiative’s success or failure. This webinar will examine how these relationships are cultivated and used in successful transit initiatives.

  • November 2015 Election Results

    November 2015 Election Results

    November 3rd was a good day for ballot measures across the country! 11 of 16 measures passed, and two of the remaining five are still too close to call. Check out our summary of the elections this November to learn more about who went to the ballot, what their initiatives were, and if they passed.

  • A Bright Transit Future for Phoenix: Voters Pass Prop. 104

    A Bright Transit Future for Phoenix: Voters Pass Prop. 104

    In one of the biggest transit elections this year, Phoenix voters approved Prop. 104, a ballot initiative to increase the sales tax from 0.4 percent to 0.7 percent to fund bus and light rail expansion and road improvements. The measure’s support campaign, MovePHX, was integral in the initiative’s passage on Aug. 25th. Check out our profile of MovePHX to find out more about their steps to success!

  • Six Stops to Success

    Six Stops to Success

    The Center for Transportation Excellence is thrilled to partner once again with the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA) to bring you Six Stops to Success, a free webinar series designed to help transit advocates around the country share ideas and work together to promote innovative transit investment and improvements.

  • 2015 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference- Presentations Online

    2015 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference- Presentations Online

    Speaker presentations from the 7th TIC Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are now available. Click the slider to download the zip file.

  • Welcome to the Center for Transportation Excellence!

    Welcome to the Center for Transportation Excellence!

    CFTE is a non-partisan policy research center created to serve the needs of communities and transportation organizations nationwide. The purpose of the center is to provide support through technical assistance, research materials, strategies, and analysis on the benefits of public transportation.

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