Headways

Bus driving through green banner held by two Metro employees at inauguration of new bus lane in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Adding 30 Miles of Bus Lanes in 2023

An ambitious plan to improve L.A. County’s bus network is bearing fruit.

October 5, 2023 - TransitCenter

Aerial view of coastal town of Santa Cruz, California.

Santa Cruz Transit Looks to Expand

A small transit agency in Northern California is making ambitious expansion plans.

October 4, 2023 - Human Transit

Empty underground Muni train platform in San Francisco with escalator, stairs in center of image.

Post-Pandemic Travel Patterns Call for Different Transit Schedules

As remote work and changed commuting patterns endure, transit agencies are shifting their focus to serve a wider variety of riders.

September 21, 2023 - Governing

A map of the route the 16 bus takes along 3rd Street across Los Angeles.

Popular L.A. Bus Line to Replace Schedule With ‘Headway-Based Operations’

Los Angeles’ 16 bus, which cuts across the city on Third Street through some of the city’s densest neighborhoods, will experiment with a new approach to service design.

July 24, 2023 - LAist

Washington, D.C.

D.C. Metro Announces Service Improvements

The Red, Blue, and Silver lines will see faster headways as the agency reintroduces its 7000-series rail cars to the fleet.

June 14, 2023 - The Washington Post

Silver DC Metro train in underground station with high arched ceiling

D.C. Red Line to Boost Weekday Service

Trains will arrive at shorter intervals during rush hours on the line’s busiest days.

February 22, 2023 - WTOP

Chicago Transit

Chicago Transit Still Stumbling After Redesign

The city’s transit agency made changes to its schedules to make wait times more predictable and streamline services on the most popular routes, but riders are still experiencing headways longer than before the pandemic.

February 15, 2023 - Chicago Tribune

Bus riders standing on crowded city bus, holding top rail

Report: Improved Service Key to Growing Bus Ridership

A NACTO report highlights the importance of bus-friendly policies and infrastructure for boosting ridership numbers and reducing urban congestion and pollution.

August 24, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Baltimore MTA Bus

Bus Transit Still Faces Social Stigma

Improving headways and making service more reliable can help reduce the negative public image faced by urban bus transit.

September 3, 2021 - Transit Time

Garcetti Expo Line

Frequencies Restored on L.A.'s Expo Line After Rider Backlash

Trains were already crowded on the Metro Expo Line when they ran every six minutes during peak hours. When Metro cut frequencies to every eight minutes in June, riders were not pleased.

September 16, 2019 - The Source

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Gets New Buses as Part of Plan to Improve Transit

Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.

August 24, 2019 - ABC 33/40

Washington DC Metro

No Consensus on How to Address Declining D.C. Metro Ridership

A decrease in ridership is not disputed. However, ideas about the best solutions for turning things around abound.

October 8, 2018 - The Washington Post

Chicago's South Side May Lose Number 31 Bus

Chicago's South Side got its 31st Street (number 31) bus back for some weekday service in 2016, but it's likely that service will be canceled again.

August 17, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, Canada: Transit Model

By increasing the amount of service and updating its scheduling and routes, the city of Kingston was able to induce demand for buses.

August 3, 2018 - TVO

Government Center Station Miami

Visualizing Transit Reliability (Or Not)

A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).

February 21, 2018 - Miami Herald

Cincinnati Streetcar

Cincinnati Leadership Trades Barbs Over Streetcar Frequencies

The popularity of the new Cincinnati Streetcar—known officially as the Bell Connector—has been tempered by poor performance on contractually mandated 15-minute headways.

October 5, 2016 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Opening of Denver's B Line Bittersweet for Commuters From Northwest Suburbs

The 6.2 mile, two-station electrified commuter rail line is opening as expected next Monday, July 25, but future service to the northwestern counties of Broomfield and Boulder will be delayed due to an unexpected funding shortfall.

July 18, 2016 - The Denver Post

CTA Buses

A Long-Awaited Bus Line Falls Short of Expectations in Chicago

The Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport provides a case study of the collision between neighborhood advocacy, politics, and transit planning.

May 18, 2016 - DNAinfo Chicago

Toronto to Implement '10-Minute-Or-Better' Transit Service Network

Toronto Transit Commission recently approved a major overhaul of transit service in the city. In total, 52 transit routes will operate on ten-minute (or better) headways.

June 17, 2015 - Progressive Railroading

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