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Where NYC Busways Are Succeeding

Pandemic-era busways are speeding up bus service by as much as 39 percent.

November 21, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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New York DOT Backs Out on Bronx Busway

Bowing to pressure from business interests, the agency says it won’t build a full busway on Fordham Road.

June 11, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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

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Doubling Down on Bus Rapid Transit in Northern Virginia

Arlington County plans an expansion of the D.C. region's first Bus Rapid Transit line.

December 2, 2021 - ARLnow

Bus Priority Zones

Bus Lane Plans Continue Retreat in New York City—This Time it's Fifth Avenue

The de Blasio administration caved to the interests of a Manhattan real estate developer and shelved a plan to prioritize bus transit over private automobiles on one of the most famous corridors in the world.

October 26, 2021 - The New York Times

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

14th Street Busway New York City

Judge Clears the Obstacles for Queens Busway Project

One piece of New York City's Better Buses Action Plan has been relieved of legal resistance.

January 6, 2021 - amNew York

Coronavirus and Transportation

Backtracking From Ambitious Bus Lane Promises in New York City

Back in June, the city of New York seemed poised for a major shift in transportation priority. In October, reality is setting in about how hard a sell the transformation will be.

October 28, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Manhattan Bus Transit

Bus Priority Falling to Local Political Opposition in New York City

An ambitious program to add 20 miles of bus lanes and protected bus ways in the city of New York has been diminished by political opposition in parts of the city.

August 20, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

14th Street Busway New York City

New York's Bus Lane Program Slow to Start

It's a case of arrested development, as local opposition has derailed ambitious plans to greatly expand bus priority on streets around the city of New York.

August 17, 2020 - New York Post

14th Street Busway New York City

20 Miles of Bus Lanes and Car-Free Busways Coming to New York City

While it falls short of a more ambitious proposal pitched by the MTA recently, a new plan to expand bus priority on the streets of New York City would mark a significant expansion of a trend that started on 14th Street in Manhattan.

June 10, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York City Bus

MTA Calls for 60 Miles of Bus Lanes and Busways in New York City

New York City Transit wants to make improved bus transit a feature of the post-pandemic recovery in New York City.

June 7, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Port Authority Bus

Unlocking the Potential of Pittsburgh's Busways

Transit experts want to optimize the benefits of the biggest network of separated busways in the country.

April 15, 2019 - Pittsburgh City Paper

Orange Line Bus

Los Angeles May Upgrade Orange Line BRT to Rail

The San Fernando Valley's Orange Line bus rapid transit enjoys solid ridership. For an area of the city especially under-served by trains, investing in light rail might be a viable option.

April 22, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Miami-Dade Busway Could Open Up to Cars

Officials in Miami-Dade County are considering a move to lift car restrictions from an underused two-lane commuter busway. One plan is to convert the busway into a tollroad.

June 12, 2009 - The Miami Herald

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