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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
June 29, 2018, 5am PDT
A new video game puts you behind the wheel of a busy city bus with places to go, people to serve, and headways to keep.
CityLab
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
April 30, 2018, 12pm PDT
New Jersey Transit has been disrupted by a lack of conductors and bus drivers, but Governor Phil Murphy says that's going to change.
NorthJersey
April 3, 2018, 5am PDT
At the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago, Jarrett Walker cautioned the tech world to keep four key transportation problems in mind.
Forbes
Feature
March 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Automated vehicle tech frontrunner Waymo is teaming up with Jaguar to offer a luxury self-driving vehicle for "car lovers." Why not partner with bus manufacturers to offer self-driving buses for city lovers?
Antonio Loro
March 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Bus riders in Wilmington, Delaware are upset about changes to 13 bus routes near Rodney Square.
WHYY
December 15, 2017, 10am PST
A particularly frustrating 1.2-mile stretch became a whole lot smoother when simple orange cones turned a parking lane and a bike lane into a lane for buses.
Streetsblog USA
December 15, 2017, 5am PST
Check out the holiday-themed buses rolling through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the Detroit Department of Transportation systems.
Philadelphia
November 15, 2017, 9am PST
Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves ruled that the city's HealthLine must use civilians, not police, to check tickets.
Streetsblog USA
October 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit malls and voter support have buoyed a system that continues to attract commuters and other riders.
CityLab
August 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
CityLab
July 20, 2017, 8am PDT
From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.
The Hill
July 6, 2017, 10am PDT
Dallas rapid transit organization takes the rare step of bringing riders and transit advocates onto their board.
The Dallas Morning News
July 1, 2017, 11am PDT
At a June 22 meeting, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board ordered 295 buses that will be fueled with renewable natural gas. An expected purchase of 35 electric buses was delayed until next month's meeting.
NGT News
June 20, 2017, 9am PDT
The move is risky. The agency has no electric buses now, and the last ones it operated performed so badly they had to be returned. The plan is to make the transition in phases, and hope that battery technology improves.
KPCC
June 12, 2017, 10am PDT
It's not one or the other but both, argues Denny Zane of Move LA in a guest commentary for the Los Angeles Daily News about the decision that Los Angeles County Metro will make on June 22 on the future of the nation's second largest bus fleet.
Los Angeles Daily News
June 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Chinese railcar-maker CRRC allowed the public a glimpse at its new "Autonomous Rail Transit" last week. The ART is more than just a bus.
People's Daily Online
April 28, 2017, 6am PDT
Lyft's shuttle service runs along a pre-determined route during peak commuting times and you can pay for it with your Lyft app.
The Ringer