Public Transit

Washington DC Metro

Washington Metro Faces Budget Deficit, Safety Issues

The capital’s public transit system, the country’s third-largest, has been plagued by a series of problems ranging from a looming fiscal deficit to train crashes and track fires.

July 5, 2022 - Governing

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

MARTA Bus

Atlanta One Step Closer to Bus Rapid Transit

The city’s transit agency says bus rapid transit will be cheaper and faster to build than light rail.

July 3, 2022 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Baltimore MTA Bus

Baltimore Leaders Call on City To Think Big on Transit

With federal infrastructure funding on the table, local leaders are calling for a comprehensive strategy to improve the region’s public transit.

July 1, 2022 - Maryland Matters

Bus Lane

The Benefits of Bright Red Bus-Only Lanes, Explained

Richmond, Virginia is adding red paint to 2.5 miles of bus-only lanes. An article in the local newspaper explains why the change is more than an aesthetic consideration.

June 30, 2022 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Bus Service

Big City Transit Agencies Face Budget Shortfalls

As rainy day funds and federal aid dwindle, transit agencies formerly reliant on farebox revenue are exploring new ways to fund their operations.

June 29, 2022 - Governing

two riders wearing masks during the covid-19 pandemic exit a blue city bus in the Bronx in New York City.

Redesigned Local Bus Network Launches in the Bronx

A redesigned bus network in the Bronx, planned since October 2019, is now live.

June 27, 2022 - Mass Transit

Entrance to Ronstadt Transit Center, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Extends Free Transit To End of Year

After eliminating transit fares in 2020, the city of Tucson is exploring ways to fund a permanent program.

June 22, 2022 - Tucson.com

Farebox

Transit Agencies Adjusting to New Realities

As transit ridership remains tepid around the country, transit agencies are looking to diversify their funding sources and become less reliant on farebox revenue.

June 21, 2022 - Bloomberg

Boston Bus

Free Transit Is Not a Silver Bullet

Cities around the country are embracing free fares to lure riders back to public transit, but the ridership recovery continues to sputter.

June 19, 2022 - Politico

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