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Bus Service

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
October 16, 2018, 5am PDT
The state of a city's bus stops is a good indicator of its commitment to public transit option as a mobility option for all its residents.
TransitCenter
October 8, 2018, 7am PDT
According to a bus advocacy coalition's progress report, New York City hasn't yet delivered on promises to get buses moving faster with comprehensive and well-enforced bus lanes.
NY Daily News
September 28, 2018, 5am PDT
The Reductress published a satirical post in which students discover their teacher takes three buses to get to work and decide to reward her with a better commute...made possible by better bus service.
Reductress
September 19, 2018, 6am PDT
New Orleans transit planners are working to extend the bus network deeper into the surrounding region, as was always intended.
The New Orleans Advocate
September 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The ongoing quest to fix Muni enters a new chapter, after a driver shortage impacted bus service earlier this year.
San Francisco Examiner
September 11, 2018, 9am PDT
David Alpert and DW Rowlands of Greater Greater Washington share their hopes for a planned review of D.C.'s bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
August 29, 2018, 7am PDT
The definition of "On Time" varies from transit system to transit system, making comparisons difficult. When compared using the same standards, a more accurate portrait of transit performance emerges.
TransitCenter
August 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Low ridership and driver shortages mean the Denver area's Regional Transportation District cut bus service.
The Denver Post
August 18, 2018, 7am PDT
A local bus stop offers the setting for an experiment in beautification.
The Boston Globe
July 26, 2018, 5am PDT
There are solutions to slow, unreliable bus service. These local buses don't have any of those solutions going for them.
Crain's New York Business
July 11, 2018, 8am PDT
The news that Greyhound will end service in most of Western Canada is a blow to mobility in rural communities.
Globe and Mail