Bus-Only Lanes

5 days ago
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
June 17, 2011, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a 7.7-mile bus-only lane on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares.
Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2011, 7am PST
The decade-long plan for a proposed bus-only lane on Wilshire Blvd. faces yet another political battle as politicians relent to public complaints.
The Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2010, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority finally approved the construction of 7.7 miles of bus lanes along Wilshire Boulevard, with the exception of a one mile stretch in Westwood known as 'Condo Canyon.'
The Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2010, 10am PST
Officials in Los Angeles are considering a plan to install a bus-only lane on the region's most used commuter route. But neighbors along a small segment of the road are fighting the proposal.
Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2010, 7am PST
The city of New York is hoping a new set of cameras will help to catch car drivers using bus-only lanes.
The New York Times
August 30, 2010, 11am PDT
Enforcing no-car rules on dedicated bus lanes has been proven to increase bus efficiency in a bus rapid transit system in Indonesia.
BeritaJakarta
August 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
Tom Madigan asks: "is it still possible to promote new bicycling and walking options in harmony with vehicular traffic? Or as city space gets more limited, will planners have to take sides?"
National Journal Transportation