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White and yellow Metro Transit streetcar in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Google street view of wide bridge over Chicago River with small brick towers at corners.

RTA Calls for Bus Lanes on Chicago Bridge Project

The regional authority is asking the city to add dedicated bus lanes to a bridge over the Chicago River that serves a high number of bus commuters.

March 20, 2024 - Streetsblog Chicago

People in hoodies and jackets waiting for oncoming bus at sidewalk bus stop in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements

The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.

March 3, 2024 - WBUR

White BUS ONLY letters on red painted bus lane on street.

New York DOT Status Report Shows Slow Progress on Bus, Bike Lanes

According to a report released by the agency, NYCDOT failed to meet its benchmarks for installing new dedicated bus and bike lanes.

February 28, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Close-up shot of Hollywood Blvd street sign and pedestrian crossing signal with red 'Don't walk' hand lit.

Billboard Highlights LA’s Pedestrian Safety Crisis

According to road safety advocates, more pedestrians died on one Los Angeles street than in the entire state of Vermont in 2022.

February 19, 2024 - Business Insider

Bird's eye view of green painted bike lane with one cyclist.

LA’s Mobility Plan Implementation Faces Opposition

The city’s firefighters’ union claims that bike and bus lanes would slow response times and impede access for first responders.

February 16, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

Busy street with red painted bus lane in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

NYC Streets Plan Remains Largely on Paper

For the second year in a row, the city failed to meet legally required targets for building protected bike lanes and bus lanes.

January 3, 2024 - StreetsBlog NYC

Busy New York city street with red painted bus-only lane on right.

Where NYC Busways Are Succeeding

Pandemic-era busways are speeding up bus service by as much as 39 percent.

November 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Blurred image of New York City bus driving through intersection with 5th Avenue with golden hour sunset sky in background.

NYC Bus Service Hindered by Congestion

Sharing lanes with car traffic may make it impossible for the MTA to increase service frequency.

November 16, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Red articulated public transit bus in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Could Automate Traffic Lights to Prioritize Buses

The proposal is part of the government’s bid to increase transit ridership and make bus service faster and more reliable.

November 1, 2023 - The Guardian

Rendering of bus rapid transit station in center of four-lane street in San Antonio, Texas.

A Look at San Antonio’s Upcoming Rapid Bus Line

A new bus line will bring some of the benefits of bus rapid transit, connecting the city’s airport and downtown.

October 31, 2023 - San Antonio Report

Overhead view of white BUS LANE sign painted on red background on concrete street.

Philadelphia Bus Cameras Document Over 30,000 Violations

A pilot program tested AI-powered cameras that monitored bus-only lanes for parked vehicles.

October 15, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Bus driving through green banner held by two Metro employees at inauguration of new bus lane in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Adding 30 Miles of Bus Lanes in 2023

An ambitious plan to improve L.A. County’s bus network is bearing fruit.

October 5, 2023 - TransitCenter

Low shot of red painted bus lane on New York City street with blurred bus, pedestrians, and buildings in background.

New York Officials Back Down on Bus Lane Plans

Proposed bus improvements in the Bronx are the latest casualty of opposition.

September 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Silver and red WMATA public bus at station in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Delays Bus Lane Enforcement

The program using cameras to ticket drivers who block bus lanes was scheduled to begin this week.

September 22, 2023 - DCist

A map of the planned and proposed route of the La Brea Ave Bus Priority Lanes Project in Los Angeles, runn9ing from Sunset Boulevard to the north and the E Line to the south.

New Bus Priority Lane Under Construction in Los Angeles

La Brea Avenue will soon gain a new bus priority lane, with plans for more to come still gathering community feedback.

July 16, 2023 - The Source

View of Westpark/Lower Uptown transit center in Houston with bus exiting three-story garage vuilding and purple sunset sky in background

Making Space for Buses

In Houston, transit officials are working to balance plans for a new bus rapid transit line with existing street trees and traffic lanes.

July 6, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Two white SEPTA buses with red and blue lines on urban Philadelphia street

Philly Bus Cameras Catch Over 20,000 Bus Lane Violations

A pilot program revealed roughly 4,000 instances of vehicles blocking bus lanes or bus stops every week.

June 12, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Cameras Will Ticket Drivers Blocking Bus Lanes, Bus Stops

The program will mark the first use of automated enforcement to ticket vehicles blocking access to bus stops.

April 12, 2023 - DCist

Buses in downtown Seattle on the dedicated 3rd Avenue bus lanes

Seattle Bus Lane Cameras Capture Over 100,000 Violations

An automated traffic enforcement pilot program caught drivers illegally using transit lanes more than 110,000 times in less than a year.

March 28, 2023 - Axios

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