Bus Transit

People boarding bus at LA Metro Bus Stop, Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

A Transit Ridership Role Reversal in California

Since the outset of the pandemic, the capital of car-oriented sprawl in California has become the king of public transit. Looking for lessons about the future of public transit in the United States? Look to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

September 14, 2022 - The Mercury News

Electric Bus

$1.66 Billion in Federal Infrastructure Funding Awarded to U.S. Bus Systems

The Federal Transit Administration announced the winners in the Bus and Bus Facilities and Low or No Emission Vehicle (Low-No Program) programs in August.

September 6, 2022 - Federal Transit Administration

Bus Lane

The Benefits of Bright Red Bus-Only Lanes, Explained

Richmond, Virginia is adding red paint to 2.5 miles of bus-only lanes. An article in the local newspaper explains why the change is more than an aesthetic consideration.

June 30, 2022 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

two riders wearing masks during the covid-19 pandemic exit a blue city bus in the Bronx in New York City.

Redesigned Local Bus Network Launches in the Bronx

A redesigned bus network in the Bronx, planned since October 2019, is now live.

June 27, 2022 - Mass Transit

Bus Stop

Federal Infrastructure Funding a Rare Opportunity to Improve the Nation’s Bus Shelters

Transit systems faced with decreasing ridership could accommodate access to the most widely available form of transit by building bus shelters. The federal infrastructure bill provides a big opportunity to do so.

May 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

View of Wrigleyville neighborhood before a Chicago Cubs game

Chicago Plans ‘Better Streets for Buses’

The city of Chicago is taking first steps toward a commitment to better bus service in the design and configuration of the city's streets.

May 2, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

King County Metro Transit

A ‘Playbook’ for Better Bus Service, From King County Metro

King County Metro operates one of the nation’s busiest transit systems—without running any trains. The agency recently released a playbook as a guide to transit service.

April 14, 2022 - Transportation for America

ADA Access to Mobility

Gas Too Expensive? Cincinnati Metro Has You Covered With Free Rides

Cincinnati residents and visitors will have access to free transit for a week as the agency aims to boost ridership.

March 22, 2022 - WCPO

Bus Stop

Nominate the Best Bus Stops in the United States

Rather than doing another round of the 'sorriest' bus stops in the country, Streetsblog USA is shifting its focus to the positive, and asking readers to send nominations for America's Best Bus Stop.

March 9, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Electric Bus

The 'Quiet Revolution' of Zero Emission Transit Buses

More and more U.S. transit agencies are rolling out electric buses, and the recently approved federal infrastructure bill could make it easier than ever to buy zero emission electric buses.

February 4, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

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