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Bus Transit

March 5, 2020, 12pm PST
Money intended for electric buses in Indianapolis will instead be spent on diesel buses.
Indystar
February 27, 2020, 10am PST
Pittsburgh-area buses operating on routes with a recently reduced number of stops are more likely to arrive on time than before the changes.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 25, 2020, 7am PST
Chicago is late to the game on all-door bus boarding, but that will change this summer.
Chicago Tribune
February 4, 2020, 7am PST
Spoiler alert: not much.
Streetsblog USA
January 22, 2020, 6am PST
The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.
AM New York
December 3, 2019, 8am PST
The process of reducing the number of stops on a transit line—known as bus stop thinning, consolidation, or balancing—took effect this week in Cincinnati. Reducing the number of stops is intended to speed up buses and improve reliability.
WCPO
December 1, 2019, 9am PST
A long-awaited bus rapid transit system has opened to the public this weekend, a cause for celebration in Albuquerque,.
Albuquerque Journal
November 18, 2019, 7am PST
Austin is the latest city in the United States to undertake a massive overhaul of its bus system, designing for a high frequency grid.
Austin On Your Feet
November 11, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Portland last week revealed a new transit planning project intended to speed up and increase bus service, and hopefully increase ridership as a result.
BikePortland
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
October 13, 2019, 11am PDT
A new plan to upgrade an existing bus lane in Seattle isn't the first and it probably won't be the last.
The Urbanist
October 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.
Bloomberg
September 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is improving transit service as the city grows.
The Urbanist
September 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is slowly but surely removing a significant number of bus stops from 98 routes in the system. Two routes are under review right now.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Ridership on the TANK bus service has sunk in recent years. Hope for a turnaround ride on a redesign.
Cincinnati Enquirer
September 3, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities like St. Louis, Denver, and Minneapolis have have fewer bus drivers than the transit system requires. The shortages are effecting the quality of service.
Streetsblog USA
August 24, 2019, 5am PDT
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