Bus-Only Lanes

Bus Lane

The Benefits of Bright Red Bus-Only Lanes, Explained

Richmond, Virginia is adding red paint to 2.5 miles of bus-only lanes. An article in the local newspaper explains why the change is more than an aesthetic consideration.

June 30, 2022 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Houston Light Rail Transit

Houston Plans New Downtown Bus-Only Lanes

The lull in commuter traffic during the pandemic gave Houston's transit agencies time to implement new projects and redesign downtown roads to better accommodate transit users.

August 4, 2021 - The Houston Chronicle

Broadway Bus Lane in Everett

How to Improve Bus Service and Performance on Busy Corridors

A new report collects the lessons and best practices of several years of bus priority projects in the Boston region.

June 23, 2021 - Metropolitan Area Planning Council


More Dedicated Busways Coming to Greater Boston

Cities in the Boston area are looking to center-running bus lanes as a next step in developing the region’s public transit infrastructure.

March 5, 2020 - The Boston Globe

Transit Priority

Transit-Friendly Makeover for Downtown Seattle Street

Transit commutes have borne the brunt of ongoing deconstruction work around Alaskan Viaduct in Downtown Seattle. Allowing two-way bus-only lanes on Columbia Street is supposed to improve the situation.

February 21, 2020 - The Urbanist

Bus Priority Zones

Bus Priority Zones Get Moving in Chicago

A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.

December 4, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

Painted Bus Lane

Where to Prioritize Buses Next

Advocates in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are pushing for more transit and pedestrian priority, and less car-centric streets, as a wave of high-profile projects capture national attention.

October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn Paper

Red Carpet Lanes

Seattle on a Roll With New Bus Lanes

A new plan to upgrade an existing bus lane in Seattle isn't the first and it probably won't be the last.

October 13, 2019 - The Urbanist

Bus Lane

A Whole Lane Devoted to Buses on Oakland, CA's Busiest Street

A bus-only lane on busy Broadway in Oakland, a section of the larger East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project, will get the red painted lane treatment.

October 11, 2019 - The Mercury News

Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan

Federal Approval Clears Way for Bus-Only Lanes in Portland

Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.

October 10, 2019 - BikePortland

Bus Lane

Moment of Zen: Watch L.A.'s New Bus Lane Outperform Car Traffic in Real Time

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.

July 26, 2019 - Metro Los Angeles via Twitter

Los Angeles Metro Bus

No Quick Fixes for L.A.’s Transit Ridership Woes

One of the largest transit systems in the country continues to lose large numbers of riders. But the causes behind the drop and the solutions to stop it are hard to pinpoint.

July 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times


Boston Bus Lanes Improving Commute Times and Reliability

Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.

July 9, 2019 - WBUR

720 Bus at Vermont and Wilshire

The Environmental Costs of Slow, Empty Buses

Flagging ridership on Metro buses in Los Angeles redoubles the need to speed buses up with dedicated lanes, hopefully recovering lost riders and finding some news ones along the way, too.

June 19, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, California

Four Bus-Only Lanes Under Consideration Around Los Angeles

The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.

May 20, 2019 - Urbanize LA

Mission Street Bus Lane San Francisco

Bus-Only Lanes in San Francisco Show Impressive Results

Bus lanes along a primary transit corridor have sped up travel times and point to the potential for major citywide improvements.

January 24, 2019 - The Bay City Beacon

Boston Bus

Boston Dedicated Bus Lanes Facing Funding Questions

The bus lanes have improved travel times, but who should cover the costs isn't entirely clear.

January 11, 2019 - The Boston Globe

King County Metro Transit

Pushing for Cameras to Enforce Bus-Only Lanes

Scofflaws are common and enforcement difficult in the 40 miles of surface street bus-only lanes in King County, Washington. Transit officials are hoping cameras can help fill the gap.

January 1, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Seattle Freeway

More Buses Will Travel on the Shoulder to Skip Traffic in Seattle

Soon, Sound Transit buses will start traveling on the shoulder to skip a perpetually congested stretch of I-5. Over a dozen Sound Transit and Community Transit express routes operate on the 2.5-mile stretch.

December 17, 2017 - The Urbanist

Bus Stop

Baltimore's Bus Overhaul Hasn't Increased Ridership

Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.

November 17, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

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