November 30, 2018, 8am PST
A bench is a basic bus stop amenity, but many stops on Los Angeles’ Eastside lack them. One resident took on the task of putting in benches himself.
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.
August 18, 2018, 7am PDT
A local bus stop offers the setting for an experiment in beautification.
August 1, 2018, 6am PDT
It's everyone's favorite time of year. Streetsblog USA is searching for the "Sorriest Bus Stop in America."
January 12, 2017, 7am PST
While that headline might seem obvious, how many well-located, pleasant bus stops are you aware of?
August 8, 2016, 6am PDT
Riders in ten cities are raising money to spruce up their bus stops.
May 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
A 2001 contract between the city of Los Angeles and CBS Decaux failed to deliver 662 shelters for bus stops. A case study in what not to do on either side of a public-private partnership follows.
January 28, 2016, 9am PST
The tough task of removing bus stops to speed up travel times is on the table in Washington, D.C.
September 28, 2015, 8am PDT
The practice of consolidating bus stops—or stop thinning—is a controversial method to speed up buses. Los Angeles Metro is considering consolidation as part of its ongoing Strategic Bus Network Plan.
February 13, 2015, 2pm PST
You, the voters, have decided: The worst bus stop in the United States is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
May 23, 2014, 7am PDT
A controversy over the "million-dollar bus stop" in Arlington prompted one writer to examine the size and scale of bus stops. It's a cost consideration that can determine the choice, in some cases, between bus rapid transit and streetcars.
Greater Greater Washington
January 3, 2014, 5am PST
Sounds counterintuitive doesn't it? But a new study by researchers at George Mason University suggests that eliminating bus stops can drastically improve service without substantially reducing the number of riders served.
October 7, 2013, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward with plans to remove buses and bus stops from Downtown Pittsburgh in an effort to decrease congestion on the streets and sidewalks. The plan is supported by the presumptive next mayor.
May 22, 2012, 12pm PDT
On his <em>Human Transit</em> blog, transit planner Jarrett Walker brings us images and a description of a "bus stop of the future" for the streets of Paris, designed by Marc Aurel.
May 17, 2012, 11am PDT
Transit rider and <em>Good</em> reporter, Alissa Walker, describes some simple solutions for making transit safer.
April 8, 2012, 11am PDT
Marie Cusick reports on a community driven effort to bring bus service to a challenged neighborhood in Albany, New York.
December 18, 2011, 9am PST
An "independent urbanist" group in Indianapolis spearheaded an idea to take seats from the closing Bush Stadium minor league ballpark to be used as much-needed bus stop furniture.
July 20, 2011, 2pm PDT
Los Angeles Designer Julie Kim thinks the city is missing out on an opportunity at public transit hubs to create an environment that promotes interaction. So, Kim spruces up a bus stop with a coffee table and flowers and video records the results.
June 27, 2010, 7am PDT
A public art project that appeared in Brisbane, Australia proposes a "priority seating area for people who want conversation" in order to encourage friendly chatter on public buses.
April 24, 2010, 5am PDT
Riders of San Francisco's Muni bus system often complain that the buses stop too much. Now, evidence is building that simply consolidating bus stops will help to make the buses run faster and more reliably.