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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connect Transit in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is Growing Ridership
Fixed route bus ridership in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has gone up for 13 consecutive months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Editorial Calls for Automated Enforcement for Bus Lanes
The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.
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.
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.
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.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
City of Joliet
City of Crystal River
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.