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Bus Lanes

January 6, 2020, 10am PST
Bus lanes covered in a red carpet of paint are gaining popularity in urban areas, but only with a very tentative kind of approval from federal regulators. Red bus lanes took a big, but not final, step toward full regulatory approval in December.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
October 13, 2019, 11am PDT
A new plan to upgrade an existing bus lane in Seattle isn't the first and it probably won't be the last.
The Urbanist
August 24, 2019, 5am PDT
Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.
ABC 33/40
July 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
A pilot bus-only lane, originally intended to replace temporarily closed light rail service, has produced some big wins for transit advocates on social media.
Metro Los Angeles via Twitter
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 15, 2019, 9am PDT
Beyond station closures, the Regional Transportation Agency of Oregon is looking to create new bus-only lanes, and possibly a new stretch of subway under Portland’s downtown to increase transit speed.
Portland Tribune
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
July 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.
Crain's New York Business
June 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
June 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly intends to debut a plan to install several miles of bus-only lanes in the city.
Willamette Week
June 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Greater Greater Washington
April 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.
Pittsburgh City Paper
April 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A temporary bus/bike lane experiment could lead to permanent additions around the city.
The Chicago Tribune
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
March 8, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes can be installed quickly, requiring minimal time and resources and offering a good return on investment, says a new report.
CityLab
January 12, 2019, 7am PST
The Seattle Times Editorial Board argues that automated enforcement would remove scofflaws from blocking bus commuters.
The Seattle Times
November 28, 2018, 7am PST
Milwaukee intends to move forward with bus lanes and electric buses. Officials hope a nine-mile route will start service in 2020.
Wisconsin Public Radio
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