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Silver and red Washington D.C. bus.

DC Launches 24/7 Bus Service

Starting December 17, 14 Metrobus routes will run around the clock to better serve essential workers and visitors.

December 7, 2023 - Mass Transit

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Where NYC Busways Are Succeeding

Pandemic-era busways are speeding up bus service by as much as 39 percent.

November 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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NYC Bus Service Hindered by Congestion

Sharing lanes with car traffic may make it impossible for the MTA to increase service frequency.

November 16, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

Interior of empty Valley Regional Transit bus in Boise, Idaho.

Boise-Area Bus Service to Increase by 14 Percent

A system redesign proposed in August would have cut service. Now, Valley Regional Transit plans to increase service on its most popular routes.

October 10, 2023 - BoiseDev

A sign for SMART Bus on a pole.

Suburban Detroit Achieves Long-Awaited Bus Service Expansion

Novi and Bloomfield Hills in Southeast Michigan will have transit service for the first time in 28 years.

September 13, 2023 - The Oakland Press


The Bus Revolution Has Been Revised in Philadelphia

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority went back to the drawing board with its Bus Revolution system redesign after an initial round of feedback completed earlier this year.

September 4, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Muni bus with bike on front bike rack on San Francisco street

Strategies for Speeding Up Bus Service

A new report will highlight solutions for making bus service faster, more reliable, and thus more attractive to riders.

August 1, 2023 - Streetsblog California

A map of the route the 16 bus takes along 3rd Street across Los Angeles.

Popular L.A. Bus Line to Replace Schedule With ‘Headway-Based Operations’

Los Angeles’ 16 bus, which cuts across the city on Third Street through some of the city’s densest neighborhoods, will experiment with a new approach to service design.

July 24, 2023 - LAist

White SEPTA bus driving through snow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

‘Bus Revolution’ Revised in Philadelphia

The bus system redesign underway in Philadelphia changed direction after riders and local politicians complained about an initial draft plan.

March 23, 2023 - WHYY

Aerial view of red painted bus-only center lanes on Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

S.F. Accelerates Parking Removal at Bus Stops From 7 Years to 18 Months

Reviewing changes in bulk will make it easier for the Municipal Transportation Agency to remove parking around bus stops in San Francisco.

December 22, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bus shelter from behind at night with mist and streetlights

Ghosted by Your Bus?

Operator shortages are causing transit agencies to cut service unpredictably, leaving riders waiting for ‘ghost buses.’

November 1, 2022 - Transit Center

New York City Winter

New York MTA Cuts Bus Service

The transit crisis continues.

September 4, 2022 - New York Daily News

Bus riders standing on crowded city bus, holding top rail

Report: Improved Service Key to Growing Bus Ridership

A NACTO report highlights the importance of bus-friendly policies and infrastructure for boosting ridership numbers and reducing urban congestion and pollution.

August 24, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Omaha Nebraska

Omaha's Transit Agency Plans to Expand, Enhance Service

The plan calls for more frequent service, expanded bus lines, and connectivity between different modes of transit.

August 2, 2021 - WOWT

San Francisco Muni Buses

San Francisco Seeks Public Input on Post-Pandemic Muni Service

The SFMTA is considering a "high-access network" that would let people reach more destinations and increase frequency on some Muni lines.

July 29, 2021 - Human Transit

My First Ride

Federal Funding Could Vastly Improve Transit Services

With a $17 billion federal investment, every city's public transit could look like Chicago's.

December 31, 2020 - GOVTECH.COM


Video Explainer: Why Public Transit Doesn't Work for Most Americans

Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.

October 25, 2020 - Vox

Seattle light rail

Sound Transit Centers Transit-Dependent Communities in 2021 Service Changes

With the Northgate link light rail expansion project nearing completion and the effects of the pandemic lingering, Sound Transit will change its bus routes in 2021. The transit authority focuses on equity in plotting the route changes.

September 14, 2020 - The Urbanist

Cleveland, Ohio

Bus System Redesign Coming to the Cleveland Region

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) revealed a draft system redesign this week.

August 13, 2020 - Cleveland.com

Private Bus Operators

Private Bus Line Connecting New Jersey to New York City Shuts Down Due to COVID-19

A reminder of the consequences of the pandemic on transit operations, in this case with an example of a highly used private bus service in New Jersey.

August 12, 2020 - NorthJersey.com

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