Los Angeles Adding 30 Miles of Bus Lanes in 2023
An ambitious plan to improve L.A. County’s bus network is bearing fruit.
Santa Cruz Transit Looks to Expand
A small transit agency in Northern California is making ambitious expansion plans.
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.
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.
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.
D.C. Red Line to Boost Weekday Service
Trains will arrive at shorter intervals during rush hours on the line’s busiest days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visualizing Transit Reliability (Or Not)
A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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