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Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

NRDC Releases 'Bus Priority Toolkit'

The kit, designed in collaboration with five U.S. cities, aims to provide lessons and tools for building a compelling case for bus priority and identifying measurable benefits.

August 19, 2021 - NRDC

Metro Twin Cities

Two Years In, a Look at the Twin Cities Fare Discount Program

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.

November 8, 2019 - Pioneer Press

Long-Haul Bus

As Colorado Grows, Buses Become More Important for Regional Transportation

Bustang regional bus service is growing fast as people look to navigate a growing state.

September 4, 2019 - The Denver Post

Mobility

Multi-Modal Directions, Now Available on Google Maps

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.

September 3, 2019 - The Verge

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Gets New Buses as Part of Plan to Improve Transit

Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.

August 24, 2019 - ABC 33/40

Downtown Tulsa Bus Sation

Free Bus Rides in Tulsa

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.

August 5, 2019 - Public Radio Tulsa

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Planned Transit Service Cuts Already Causing Problems for Businesses in Pennsylvania

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.

August 5, 2019 - The Patriot-News

Park City Bus Stop

Park City‘s Already-Free Bus Gets Extra Perks During 'Try Transit Week'

Bus riders in Park City will win prizes and swag for boarding the bus the week of July 29.

August 2, 2019 - KPCW

D.C. Metro Bus

D.C.-Area Residents Want Bus Lanes and Free Transfers, Survey Shows

New survey findings identify transit priorities among residents in D.C. and surrounding areas, and indicate broad support for public investments.

July 24, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Illinois

Connect Transit in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is Growing Ridership

Fixed route bus ridership in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has gone up for 13 consecutive months.

July 19, 2019 - WGLT

Chicago Bench

Building Benches for Bus Stops That Need them

All over the country, sorry bus stops lack seating. Studies show that deficiency can depress ridership, some motivated citizens are looking to change that.

July 13, 2019 - CityLab

New York MTA Bus

The Denver Bus Driver Shortage

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.

April 3, 2019 - Streetsblog Denver

Alexandria, Virginia

Ridership Down for Northern Virginia Public Transit

Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.

March 26, 2019 - Inside NOVA

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Transit Ridership Up in San Diego

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.

March 20, 2019 - KPBS

Vermont BRT

Tacoma Weighs Bus Rapid Transit

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.

March 15, 2019 - KOMO News

Boston Bus

Boston to Add 194 Hybrid Buses

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.

January 16, 2019 - The Boston Herald

Sound Transit Bus

Editorial Calls for Automated Enforcement for Bus Lanes

The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.

January 12, 2019 - The Seattle Times

7 Bus Chicago CTA

Chicago Creates Incentives for Transit Oriented Developments Along Bus Routes

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.

October 26, 2018 - Curbed Chicago

Indianapolis Bus Ridership Gaining After Investment

Bus ridership in Indianapolis in August is up 3.4% over last year, contrasting ridership in cities around the country.

September 17, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

Staten Island Express

Staten Island Express Bus Relaunches

Express buses in Staten Island started their new routes August 19 with fewer routes and fewer stops and faster travel the MTA hopes.

August 30, 2018 - AMNY

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