Dedicated Bus Lanes

Traffic light on overhead pole with traffic camera and "Photo Enforced" sign

Seattle To Expand Traffic Camera Program

The new cameras are designed to reduce travel time for buses and limit speeding at dangerous intersections.

August 16, 2023 - The Urbanist

Muni bus with bike on front bike rack on San Francisco street

Strategies for Speeding Up Bus Service

A new report will highlight solutions for making bus service faster, more reliable, and thus more attractive to riders.

August 1, 2023 - Streetsblog California

Aerial view of red center bus rapid transit lane with bus on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, California

What Is Bus Rapid Transit?

Combining elements of rapid transit with buses, BRT systems can provide faster, more reliable service at lower cost than rail-based transit.

June 25, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

Close-up from back of blue and white New York City bus

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

Blue Connect 1 bus at nighttime in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s First BRT Line Celebrates Grand Opening

The nine-mile route covers the city’s busiest east-west corridor and will offer free rides through the summer.

June 5, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

A proposed cross section of a center-running, protected bus lane.

D.C. Fare-Free Transit Program Could Come at the Expense of the K Street Transitway

When presented with a choice between investing in improved service or funding a fare-free program, the D.C. Council is choosing fare-free transit, and potentially overriding the wishes of the mayor.

May 2, 2023 - The Washington Post

View of Culver City street with stoplights, white cars, and palm trees sillhouetted against a purple sunset sky

Opinion: Save Culver City’s Bus and Bike Lanes

The small Los Angeles County city could remove 1.3-miles of protected bike and bus lanes installed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 20, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Cameras Will Ticket Drivers Blocking Bus Lanes, Bus Stops

The program will mark the first use of automated enforcement to ticket vehicles blocking access to bus stops.

April 12, 2023 - DCist

Metro Transit Minneapolis

Minneapolis Leans Into Bus Rapid Transit

The city wants to become North America’s ‘bus rapid transit capital.’

December 13, 2022 - Governing

Bus Priority Zones

Chicago Makes ‘Pop-Up’ Bus Lanes Permanent

Even with the addition of 3.5 miles of permanent bus-only lanes, Chicago trails other cities in miles of dedicated bus lanes.

December 12, 2022 - Streetsblog Chicago

Bus Lane

Opinion: Give Every Seattle Bus Dedicated Lanes

Painting red dedicated bus lanes can improve travel times for bus riders, encourage more people to use public transit, and reduce emissions from transportation.

October 31, 2022 - The Urbanist

Automated enforcement sign for dedicated bus lane in Manhattan, New York.

New York To Crack Down on Bus Lane Blocking Violations

The city hopes to improve the speed of its notoriously slow buses by using traffic cameras to ticket drivers who drive or park in dedicated bus lanes.

September 8, 2022 - Politico

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

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

Rendering of Van Ness Avenue with Bus Rapid Transit

San Francisco's First BRT Line Closer to Opening

The Van Ness Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project will bring the first dedicated BRT corridor to San Francisco, nearly two decades after voters approved the project.

February 1, 2022 - Mass Transit

Indianapolis Bus Rapid Transit

State Bill Could Kill Indy BRT Line

A law proposed in the Indiana state legislature would ban dedicated bus lanes and force IndyGo to cancel a planned bus rapid transit line to the city's airport.

January 14, 2022 - Indianapolis Star

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Priority Plan To Expand Bus Lanes and Improve Service

A new plan from DDOT describes 51 bus priority projects aimed at improving service and making transit accessible to more D.C. commuters and residents.

January 7, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

View east along Maryland State Route 927 (Montrose Road) at Interstate 270 (Washington National Pike) in Potomac, Montgomery Cou

Study: Montgomery County Needs Dedicated Bus Lanes, Rail Extension

A report from Montgomery County planners prioritizes the need for a robust network of bus lanes and the extension of the Red Line to accommodate the region's growing population and reduce car trips and congestion.

October 28, 2021 - The Washington Post

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

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