Bus Transit

The famous (newer) "Biggest Little City in the World" sign in Reno, Nevada, with blurred lights from passing cars.

Labor Dispute, Service Disruptions, and a Record Heat Wave Hit Reno's Bus System

It's been a tough week for buses and bus riders in and around Reno, Nevada.

July 15, 2021 - Reno Gazette Journal

An aerial view of Los Angeles at dawn, with Westlake and MacArthur Park in the foreground and Downtown Los Angeles in the background.

Bus Lanes Expand Territory in Los Angeles

A new bus lane on Alvarado Street is the latest in a string of new bus lane projects in Los Angeles.

June 28, 2021 - Streetsblog LA

Broadway Bus Lane in Everett

How to Improve Bus Service and Performance on Busy Corridors

A new report collects the lessons and best practices of several years of bus priority projects in the Boston region.

June 23, 2021 - Metropolitan Area Planning Council

New York City Bus

Plans to Speed Up Buses Slowed as the City Gets Set to Reopen

An ambitious plan hatched during the pandemic in New York City would have copied the success of the 14th Street Busway. The city has slowly retreated from the plan's original scope since the announcement of the plan in June 2020.

May 18, 2021 - The City

Bus Transit

Fare-Free Transit Gaining Momentum in Virginia

State funding approved in early 2020 and Covid-related service changes are allowing multiple localities to consider a drastic move for public transit: permanent, fare-free bus service.

April 9, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Bus Station

Free Transit for Three Years in Charlottesville

Federal stimulus spending will enable the Charlottesville Area Transit to operate without fares for three years. The agency is also considering a plan to make the fare-free service permanent.

April 5, 2021 - The Daily Progress

Bus Station Design Concept

Increasing the Ambition for an Atlanta-Area Express Bus Lane Project

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority recently proposed ambitious station design concepts to supplement the Georgia Department of Transportation's plans for a 16-mile express bus lane system on Ga. Highway 400.

March 25, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

CTA Bus

For Better Transit: Fund Buses

Despite a preference among policymakers for high-tech transit solutions, the humble bus, with the right infrastructure and funding, has the potential to be the heart of a comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective transit system.

March 24, 2021 - New York Times

720 Bus at Vermont and Wilshire

Simple, Easy Ways to Make the Bus an Economic Recovery Tool

A new report by the Bus Turnaround Coalition has a prescription to "build back better": fix the bus.

March 17, 2021 - AM New York

New York Subway

Major Transit Openings Expected in 2021

All the heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail projects expected to open in North American in 2021.

February 1, 2021 - theTransportPolitic

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