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A Metro Los Angeles bus driver is behind the wheel while wearing a mask.

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.

October 17, 2022 - TransitCenter


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.

August 26, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Miami-Dade Transit

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.

July 24, 2019 - Miami Herald

Alexandria, Virginia

'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?

March 6, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington


Quality Bus Rapid Transit Drives Systemwide Ridership Improvements in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia has achieved a big ridership bump, without a big investment.

January 11, 2019 - Streetsblog


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.

September 11, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Austin Bus

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."

June 3, 2018 - Austin American-Statesman

Rescue Bus

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.

April 6, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive


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.

October 26, 2017 - Alaska Dispatch News

D.C. Metro Bus

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.

October 5, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington


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.

July 21, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Bus Stop

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.

June 27, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

Los Angeles STreet

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.

May 22, 2017 - The Source

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.

January 29, 2017 - The Columbus Dispatch

GMC Fishbowl

Feds End Financial Restrictions on Detroit's Bus System

The Federal Transit Authority is calling the Detroit Department of Transportation in from the cold.

January 10, 2017 - Detroit Free Press

Foothill Transit

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.

November 30, 2016 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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