Bus Transit

Yesterday
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is tackling a redesign of the bus system serving the city of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
The $135 million BaltimoreLink bus system redesign launched in June 2017.
Baltimore Sun
June 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pre-signals offer the benefit of a dedicated lane on smaller streets that can't accommodate a dedicated bus lane.
CityLab
June 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.
CityLab
June 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C.'s Metro is trying a cashless bus pilot that will last until December.
WTOP
June 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."
Austin American-Statesman
May 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Bus rides will be free to coincide with the city of Lafayette's Bike Safety Festival on June 2.
KLFY
May 15, 2018, 6am PDT
The epidemic of falling ridership has struck no American city as hard as Charlotte, but there's plenty that could be done to recover.
The Charlotte Observer
May 13, 2018, 5am PDT
Young people make less money and spend a greater share of their incomes on transit than their older peers. Labour thinks subsidizing travel for young people could be a boost to young people and the economy.
The Guardian
May 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Buses are often the best tool for making a dynamic, equitable city, but they're in a period of decline that shouldn't be allowed to become a death spiral.
CityLab
May 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Bus drivers in Japan put blankets over fare boxes and continue to drive their routes, in order to serve their passengers while on strike.
NPR
May 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The new 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway made headlines when one-way tolls topped $40. Max Smith of WTOP News reports how revenues are used in Northern Virginia. Bus transit and shuttles to park-and-ride lots are two of the biggest beneficiaries.
WTOP
May 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Bus Rapid Transit along I-405 and SR-522 will b completed by 2024 if plan is approved and built on schedule.
Bothell Kenmore Reporter
May 2, 2018, 6am PDT
The Twin Cities found the secret to bus service success, but it was never really a secret.
Streetsblog USA
April 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced grant funding for the Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
Smart Cities Dive
March 15, 2018, 5am PDT
A CommonWealth Magazine editorial argues that gondolas over Summer Street in Boston's Seaport district are less practical than busses, which could avoid traffic with a dedicated lanes.
CommonWealth Magazine
March 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Bus riders in Wilmington, Delaware are upset about changes to 13 bus routes near Rodney Square.
WHYY
March 9, 2018, 5am PST
The Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project—on track to become the first bus rapid transit line in the state of Georgia—received a critical bath of funding from the federal government this week in the form of a $12.6 million TIGER grant.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 6, 2018, 1pm PST
TARTA, like many transit services around the United States, has lost riders. Officials hope a new downtown hub can stem that tide, even as the transit authority cuts service.
Toledo Blade
February 23, 2018, 11am PST
Bus transit has been hemorrhaging riders in New York City, and the MTA is readying a plan to address some of the problems.
AM New York