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November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
September 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bustang regional bus service is growing fast as people look to navigate a growing state.
The Denver Post
September 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
Under the transit tab on Google Maps, users will now be able to incorporate trips that start on a bike but end on a bus, train, or other mode of transport.
The Verge
August 24, 2019, 5am PDT
Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.
ABC 33/40
August 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (Tulsa Transit) is launching a redesigned bus system this September. Tulsa Transit is offering free rides to boost the new service.
Public Radio Tulsa
August 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
With big cuts coming to Capital Area Transit bus service in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, businesses are looking for new ways to get workers to their jobs.
The Patriot-News
August 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
Bus riders in Park City will win prizes and swag for boarding the bus the week of July 29.
KPCW
July 24, 2019, 7am PDT
New survey findings identify transit priorities among residents in D.C. and surrounding areas, and indicate broad support for public investments.
Greater Greater Washington
July 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Fixed route bus ridership in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has gone up for 13 consecutive months.
WGLT
July 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
All over the country, sorry bus stops lack seating. Studies show that deficiency can depress ridership, some motivated citizens are looking to change that.
CityLab
April 3, 2019, 10am PDT
Low wages and a strong economy are making it hard to find new bus drivers in Denver. The lack of drivers leads to decreased service.
Streetsblog Denver
March 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.
Inside NOVA
March 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Most of the U.S. saw public transit ridership continue its downward trend last year, but San Diego’s ridership, particularly on light rail, was up.
KPBS
March 15, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pierce Transit has proposed a new Bus Rapid Transit line to speed travel, but Tacoma residents have bristled at the prospect of losing front lawns and parking spaces.
KOMO News
January 16, 2019, 12pm PST
The MBTA will use local and FTA monies to bring in the new vehicles which will replace older diesel and hybrid buses aging out of their usable lifespan.
The Boston Herald
January 12, 2019, 7am PST
The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.
The Seattle Times
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration will expand its program to incentivize transit oriented development by including land around the 79th Street and Chicago Avenue bus routes.
Curbed Chicago
September 17, 2018, 9am PDT
Bus ridership in Indianapolis in August is up 3.4% over last year, contrasting ridership in cities around the country.
Streetsblog USA
August 30, 2018, 10am PDT
Express buses in Staten Island started their new routes August 19 with fewer routes and fewer stops and faster travel the MTA hopes.
AMNY
August 4, 2018, 7am PDT
Lobbyists from a diesel bus manufacturer, New Flyer, reached out to Miami's mayor after the company lost a bid for new buses in the city to electric bus company Proterra.
The Miami Herald