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Bus Service

August 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
With big cuts coming to Capital Area Transit bus service in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, businesses are looking for new ways to get workers to their jobs.
The Patriot-News
July 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The New York City MTA has changed the story, twice, about its plans for little used WiFi service on the city buses.
The City
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 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Metro Transit recently announced its plans to remove or relocate 450 bus stops systemwide in St. Louis city and county. After adjusting that number to 370 bus stops, the work of consolidating bus stops is underway.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Along with new, improved bus service, Vancouver's TransLink launched some snazzy promotional materials.
Vancouver Sun
July 24, 2019, 11am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is evaluating how to make improvements at
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Can Los Angeles convince drivers to cut the number of automobile trips in half while also transit frequency on several light rail lines?
Curbed Los Angeles
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
Greater Greater Washington
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
April 30, 2019, 7am PDT
New maps show demographic trends in voting after a March special election to expand MARTA in the Atlanta region.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 18, 2019, 11am PDT
New intercity bus transit service is in the works in King County, Washington.
The Urbanist
January 13, 2019, 9am PST
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's budget, approved at the end of 2018, is basically a contingency plan.
The New Orleans Advocate
December 20, 2018, 12pm PST
The first company to determine bus routes by popular demand has found success in multiple states.
Metro Magazine
December 17, 2018, 9am PST
Advocates from Transit Alliance Miami attempt to spend 24 hours on Miami-Dade County buses.
Miami Herald
December 5, 2018, 8am PST
The data on select bus service (SBS) in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus system are definitive: with off-board payment and bus-only lanes, buses perform better and attract more riders.
The Spirit
November 4, 2018, 9am PST
King County Metro and Sound Transit have proposed major changes to bus service on the eastside of Seattle, stretching into suburban communities outside of the city as well.
The Urbanist
November 3, 2018, 5am PDT
A Greyhound bus driver, like his father before him, wrote a song about his last time driving the bus he loves in Western Canada.
CBC News: The National (Via YouTube)
October 30, 2018, 7am PDT
A new report card from the Active Transportation Alliance gave mostly C's and D's to bus service in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
October 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Cincinnati will launch a new bus-only lane as a pilot project on Main Street in downtown. It's the first project of its kind in the city.
Cincinnati Enquirer