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Downtown Houston covered bus station with one parked bus

Editorial: Why Houston’s University Line BRT Is a ‘Crucial’ Project

The Houston Chronicle editorial board comes out in support of a proposed 25-mile bus rapid transit line, arguing it would provide essential service to transit-dependent residents.

August 3, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

Civic Center bus terminal in Denver

Major Redesign Planned for Denver-Area Bus System

The Regional Transportation District will make significant changes to bus frequency and routes in an effort to make transit accessible to more Colorado residents.

July 28, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

Rendering of SunRunner bus station with passengers boarding

Tampa Bay Bus Rapid Transit To Launch in October

Tampa Bay’s first bus rapid transit line, the SunRunner, has an official opening date.

July 14, 2022 - Tampa Bay Times

Nighttime view of Oklahoma City skyline

Oklahoma City Begins Work on its First Bus Rapid Transit System

The BRT line has been in the works since 2005, when the city created a plan to focus on regional transit solutions.

July 3, 2022 - Mass Transit

Milwaukee Transit

Milwaukee County Transit Faces Budget Shortfall

The agency is pressing ahead with the redesign of its bus system, which has led to a 15 percent increase in ridership since its launch, but ridership remains well below pre-pandemic levels.

June 16, 2022 - Wisconsin Public Radio

MARTA Station

Atlanta Transit Agency Issues $1.3 Billion Budget

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says it is ‘well-positioned’ to resume pre-pandemic operations and make capital improvements in the coming years.

June 15, 2022 - Mass Transit

Riders waiting at bus stop in Alexandria, Virginia

The Success Story of Alexandria’s Free Buses

Thanks to state and regional funding, the city eliminated fares while making service improvements.

June 7, 2022 - Governing

14th Street Busway New York City

New York City’s Buses Are Speeding Up

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is renewing efforts to create more bus lanes and dedicated busways in the city.

May 30, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Downtown Tampa skyline

Tampa Bay Commits to Electric Regional Rapid Transit

The transit agency’s board voted to use all-electric buses in its planned bus rapid transit fleet, but criticism of plans to expand a freeway to accommodate the new route remain.

April 27, 2022 - Tampa Bay Times

MARTA bus with Atlanta skyline in background

Atlanta Introduces Electric Buses

In a nod to Earth Day, MARTA added three electric buses to its transit fleet this week, with plans to expand the electric fleet to 12 buses.

April 25, 2022 - WSBTV

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