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The federal government has historically not invested much in funding transit operations. But the CARES Act allocated $25 billion to transit, potentially setting a new precedent.
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For most, the best justice solution is to stay out of the system entirely.
Caretaker helps child with remote learning
15 million parents with school-age children engaged in remote learning report that no adult in their household had moved to telework because of the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of public space, demonstrating that it’s more than a “nice to have” amenity. But not everyone has access to quality parks.
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Businesses hit hard by COVID-19 include restaurants, retail stores, beauty stores and spas, bars and nightlife venues, and fitness venues—key components of commercial corridors.
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People in rural areas deserve the same access to life-improving resources, services, and evidence as those in urban areas.
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A new analysis finds that support for transit referenda in the 2020 elections is likely to come from more racially diverse communities and denser communities located near the proposed transit investment.
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Businesses are often absent from cross-sector conversations, but they have unique ideas, resources, and influence that could contribute to impactful change.
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Data suggest that the financial burden for many renters is increasing as the pandemic continues and as future labor market conditions and additional government assistance remain uncertain.

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