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Yesterday
Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.
ABC 33/40
August 14, 2019, 9am PDT
Sacramento Regional Transit is overhauling its bus system in September, so they old signs for stops will have to go. Instead of scrapping the old signs, the agency is giving them away for collectors' items.
The Sacramento Bee
August 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Cincinnati area voters might get a chance to decide the future of transit funding in the city of Cincinnati and the county of Hamilton.
WCPO
August 8, 2019, 11am PDT
Judge Eileen Rakower decided New York can move forward with bus improvements that will create a temporary bus lane on 14th street.
The New York Times
August 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (Tulsa Transit) is launching a redesigned bus system this September. Tulsa Transit is offering free rides to boost the new service.
Public Radio Tulsa
August 5, 2019, 12pm PDT
With big cuts coming to Capital Area Transit bus service in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, businesses are looking for new ways to get workers to their jobs.
The Patriot-News
July 25, 2019, 11am PDT
Pace, the suburban Chicago transit provider, is investing in a route on the city's northwest side, looking to speed up buses and attract new riders.
CBS Chicago
July 24, 2019, 11am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is evaluating how to make improvements at
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Fixed route bus ridership in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois has gone up for 13 consecutive months.
WGLT
July 19, 2019, 6am PDT
Over a year after Capital Metro in Austin overhauled its bus system design, the system is bucking national trends and achieving growth in its ridership numbers.
CBS Austin
July 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
All over the country, sorry bus stops lack seating. Studies show that deficiency can depress ridership, some motivated citizens are looking to change that.
CityLab
July 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Google Maps will now share data about how crowded buses and trains are likely to be.
The Verge
June 20, 2019, 10am PDT
In the '90s, Keanu Reeves was hurtling down the roads and freeways of L.A. in a bus; 25 years later, city officials ponder ways to bring the city’s average bus speed above 10 mph.
Curbed Los Angeles
June 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Muni is planning on making improvements on 50 miles of bus routes as the system faces increasing demand.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
April 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A regional transportation planning authority, comprised of local representatives that tilt representation away from the urban core, rejected a voter-approved proposal for light rail in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas Sun
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.
Crain's New York Business
April 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.
Pittsburgh City Paper