Bus Lanes

October 8, 2018, 7am PDT
According to a bus advocacy coalition's progress report, New York City hasn't yet delivered on promises to get buses moving faster with comprehensive and well-enforced bus lanes.
NY Daily News
September 4, 2018, 8am PDT
Bus lanes built and policed by the city of San Francisco will be open to private transit buses. Sue Vaughan argues that's a mistake.
The San Francisco Examiner
August 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seoul simplified its routes and kept its key bus lanes clear of traffic to revitalize it's transit system.
Mobility Lab
June 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh embraces the bus lane and makes the change to Washington Street permanent.
Streetsblog USA
May 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Encouraging compact land use by allowing density, building near transit, and eliminating parking minimums can have a powerful effect on the emissions a city generates.
Streetsblog
April 20, 2018, 8am PDT
Chicago's buses are getting slower. Putting dedicated bus lanes on the drive could speed buses up, and a growing coalition supports the idea of dedicated bus lanes on one of Chicago's busiest thoroughfares.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Boston's busiest buses are slow and have lost ridership, the LivableStreets Alliance proposes a plan for changing that.
Streetsblog
March 9, 2018, 7am PST
Queens Boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street got a new look in 2015, but the New York Department of Transportation is planning to take the street redesign even further.
StreetsBlog NYC
December 15, 2017, 10am PST
A particularly frustrating 1.2-mile stretch became a whole lot smoother when simple orange cones turned a parking lane and a bike lane into a lane for buses.
Streetsblog USA
November 13, 2017, 9am PST
A new report from Active Transit Alliance outlines plans to get Chicago buses back up to speed.
Streetsblog Chicago
July 6, 2017, 11am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration approved 50 applications of red transit-only lanes to be painted throughout San Francisco. Already used on four streets in a pilot program, the lanes have proven effective but are opposed by some business owners.
San Francisco Examiner
June 29, 2017, 6am PDT
Chicago Avenue bus is one of Chicago's busiest. It deserves a bus lane.
Streetsblog Chicago
May 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Signal priority is a way to create faster, more regular bus service by adjusting length of stoplights for buses.
Active Transportation Alliance
February 10, 2017, 10am PST
Twenty-four stations and a new dedicated bus lane have been approved in Canada's capital city.
CBC
January 31, 2017, 7am PST
Montgomery County has been considering a Bus Rapid Transit System for close to a decade, a study released this year details the improvements the system promises to bring.
Greater Greater Washington
December 30, 2016, 8am PST
San Francisco's red, transit-only lanes are a demonstration project. The lanes first appeared in 2013 and were supposed to last two years, with state and federal regulators to determine whether they would continue. The state evaluation began Dec. 6.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
July 17, 2015, 7am PDT

Efficient and equitable urban roadway management favors higher value trips and more space-efficient modes over lower-value trips and space-intensive modes. This can justify bus lane networks in most major cities.

Todd Litman
March 17, 2015, 8am PDT
Research suggests that transit subsidies produce minimal social value when combined with congestion pricing and dedicated bus lanes.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
June 8, 2010, 8am PDT
More changes are coming to Manhattan as auto-space yields to bus-space on First and Second Aves. Will transit users comply with the honor system as boarding will take place from all three doors? The lanes will be 'terra-cotta brown' without barrier.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region