How to Hire and Retain Bus Drivers During the Great Resignation
Bus systems all over the country are cutting service due to an ongoing shortage of operators—the drivers who make the whole system go. A few examples of success provide a way forward.
Virginia Intercity Buses Exceed Ridership Estimates By 200 Percent
The Virginia Breeze intercity bus service has vastly exceeded original ridership estimates since its launch in late 2017. Two more lines are slated to launch in the spring or summer of next year.
The Case for Better Bus System Design in Miami-Dade
The Miami-Dade Transit system includes only five routes with headways at 15 minutes or less during midday and only six percent of residents live near frequent bus service, according to a recent study.
'Ridership' or 'Coverage' Concepts Considered for Alexandria Bus Network Concept
The city of Alexandria, Virginia is asking the public to weigh in on a fundamental question of bus transit planning: ridership or coverage?
Quality Bus Rapid Transit Drives Systemwide Ridership Improvements in Richmond, VA
Richmond, Virginia has achieved a big ridership bump, without a big investment.
7 Transformational Ideas for D.C. Bus Service
David Alpert and DW Rowlands of Greater Greater Washington share their hopes for a planned review of D.C.'s bus system.
Austin Bus System Overhaul Goes Into Effect Today
Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."
Feds Announce $264 Million in Funding for Bus Systems
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced grant funding for the Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
Anchorage Buses Switch to a High Frequency Grid
Anchorage's People Mover bus system is the latest in a string of U.S. bus systems to reroute onto a high frequency grid.
Four Ideas to Improve D.C. Buses
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Big Transit Plans Approved for Richmond, Virginia
The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.
Baltimore's Redesigned Bus System Rolls Out, With Wrinkles to Iron
The reviews were mixed on the first days of service for the highly anticipated BaltimoreLink bus system redesign.
L.A. Metro Announces Big Bus System Redo
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
Bus System Overhaul Coming to Columbus May 1
The Central Ohio Transit Authority will culminate a $9.4 million plan to redesign the bus system serving the Columbus region later this year.
Feds End Financial Restrictions on Detroit's Bus System
The Federal Transit Authority is calling the Detroit Department of Transportation in from the cold.
Local Buses Among the First to Benefit from L.A. County's Measure M
Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.
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