Bus Priority

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

NRDC Releases 'Bus Priority Toolkit'

The kit, designed in collaboration with five U.S. cities, aims to provide lessons and tools for building a compelling case for bus priority and identifying measurable benefits.

August 19, 2021 - NRDC

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

Hennepin Avenue in Uptown Minneapolis, Minnesota during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Minneapolis Business Owners Decry Loss of Parking

The city's plan to reduce street parking by 90% in favor of bus lanes and pedestrian infrastructure is receiving backlash from local businesses.

April 14, 2021 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brookline, Massachusetts

Dedicated Bus Lane Planned for Boston Neighbor

Bus lanes are catching on in the Boston region. The city of Brookline is the latest example.

January 1, 2021 - Streetsblog Mass

Bus Lane

Pandemic Bus Lanes Show Promise as Permanent Solutions

As cities streamline approval processes for bus-only lanes during the pandemic, transit experts hope the projects will lead to lasting change.

December 21, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Manhattan Bus Transit

Bus Priority Falling to Local Political Opposition in New York City

An ambitious program to add 20 miles of bus lanes and protected bus ways in the city of New York has been diminished by political opposition in parts of the city.

August 20, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Image of Chicago Lake Shore Drive Freeway

Bus Lanes, Desired by Advocates for Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Project, Back on the Table

After releasing a list of project alternatives that didn't include new bus lanes in the existing roadway, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has changed its mind.

August 5, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Street plan.

North Lake Shore Drive Redo Falls Short of Bus Priority Expectations

Strong criticisms of the project alternatives under consideration by the Illinois Department of Transportation for the closely watched North Lake Shore Drive project.

June 22, 2020 - Streetsblog Chicago

Public Transit

Bus Priority Plans Could Be Accelerated in Toronto

Political will is building behind the idea of improving bus infrastructure to support frontlines workers in the most heavily effected parts of Canada's largest city.

June 16, 2020 - CBC

14th Street Busway New York City

20 Miles of Bus Lanes and Car-Free Busways Coming to New York City

While it falls short of a more ambitious proposal pitched by the MTA recently, a new plan to expand bus priority on the streets of New York City would mark a significant expansion of a trend that started on 14th Street in Manhattan.

June 10, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

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