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Bus-Only Lanes

October 20, 2019, 5am PDT
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.
Brooklyn Paper
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
October 11, 2019, 10am PDT
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.
The Mercury News
October 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
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 14, 2019, 9am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
June 19, 2019, 9am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
January 24, 2019, 9am PST
Bus lanes along a primary transit corridor have sped up travel times and point to the potential for major citywide improvements.
The Bay City Beacon
January 11, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes have improved travel times, but who should cover the costs isn't entirely clear.
The Boston Globe
January 1, 2019, 9am PST
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.
The Seattle Times
December 17, 2017, 9am PST
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.
The Urbanist
November 17, 2017, 9am PST
Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.
The Baltimore Sun
August 6, 2017, 7am PDT
A bus rapid transit proposal is still very much in the planning stages in Milwaukee, with the question of whether the route is allowed dedicated lanes along its entire length is still very much in question.
Urban Milwaukee
November 5, 2015, 9am PST
Allowing buses to drive on the shoulder of highways when traffic slows has been shown to increase ridership, thus proving an important point: people will ride transit when it's a reasonable option.
Metropolitan Planning Council - The Connector
June 6, 2013, 9am PDT
One of Los Angeles's most congested corridors may have gotten a bit more congested this week - for autos that is - as the first segment of an eventual 12.5 miles of bus only lanes opened along Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2011, 7am PDT
Surprisingly, London's bus network carries 6 million passengers to the Underground's 3 million. Facing serious cutbacks and fuel costs, Transport for London is working to reinvent the bus system.
Next American City
August 6, 2011, 9am PDT
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced plans to implement more bus-only lanes throughout the city.
Los Angeles Times