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July 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The New York City MTA has changed the story, twice, about its plans for little used WiFi service on the city buses.
The City
July 19, 2019, 10am PDT
In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.
The Star
July 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Bus stop balancing can help lines run much more smoothly. A new publication guides agencies through the process.
Streetsblog USA
July 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.
Crain's New York Business
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 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
To switch to fully electric bus fleets, transit agencies can invest in batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Both have their advantages.
Governing
June 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The popular park's shuttle buses are intended to ease traffic and get people out of their cars. But critics say management and maintenance of the shuttle system leave much to be desired.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
The bill is directed at the medium and heavy-duty trucking industry, which, along with buses, account for 90 percent of the state's toxic diesel exhaust. Diesel emissions would need to be reduced by 80 percent by 2050. Will electric trucks be ready?
San Francisco Chronicle
January 22, 2019, 12pm PST
Companies are marketing battery-electric buses as the transit vehicles of the future, but there is still much room for improvement.
CityLab
January 11, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes have improved travel times, but who should cover the costs isn't entirely clear.
The Boston Globe
December 25, 2018, 9am PST
Nonprofits often advocate for local transit spending, but when we gather, we seem to forget these values. How would we know what the transit of a given city is like if we never ride their buses?
Shelterforce Magazine
December 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Dubbed the "Seattle Squeeze," heavier traffic is expected in the new year as the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and downtown construction projects continue. While the city prepares, activists want to use the opportunity to encourage other modes.
Crosscut
December 17, 2018, 9am PST
Advocates from Transit Alliance Miami attempt to spend 24 hours on Miami-Dade County buses.
Miami Herald
Blog post
December 5, 2018, 11am PST
Jeff Speck's new book not only makes the case for narrow, walkable streets, but also provides more detailed guidance for specialists.
Michael Lewyn
October 8, 2018, 7am PDT
According to a bus advocacy coalition's progress report, New York City hasn't yet delivered on promises to get buses moving faster with comprehensive and well-enforced bus lanes.
NY Daily News
October 4, 2018, 6am PDT
With buses crawling along through downtown Philadelphia, the city has plans to step up law enforcement to help them move faster.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 2018, 9am PDT
David Alpert and DW Rowlands of Greater Greater Washington share their hopes for a planned review of D.C.'s bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
August 14, 2018, 9am PDT
The temporary ban applies to bus and rail projects seeking funding from a number of FTA programs.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Blog post
July 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
Most buses are not empty enough to justify substitution of smaller vehicles.
Michael Lewyn
July 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Solo drivers who paid a variable toll to use the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles provided $1.4 million to assist in the purchase of the nation's first electric double-decker buses, to be operated by Foothill Transit
CityLab