Red Lanes

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

Red Bus Lanes Easier to Install Thanks to Federal Green Light

Bus lanes covered in a red carpet of paint are gaining popularity in urban areas, but only with a very tentative kind of approval from federal regulators. Red bus lanes took a big, but not final, step toward full regulatory approval in December.

January 6, 2020 - The Washington Post

Bus Lane

A Whole Lane Devoted to Buses on Oakland, CA's Busiest Street

A bus-only lane on busy Broadway in Oakland, a section of the larger East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project, will get the red painted lane treatment.

October 11, 2019 - The Mercury News

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

Watch D.C.'s New Red Bus Lanes in Action

Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.

June 18, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Bike and Bus Lane

FHWA Greenlights More Red Lanes for Buses in San Francisco

The Federal Highway Administration approved 50 applications of red transit-only lanes to be painted throughout San Francisco. Already used on four streets in a pilot program, the lanes have proven effective but are opposed by some business owners.

July 6, 2017 - San Francisco Examiner

Bus Lane

San Francisco's Red Carpet Transit Lanes to Continue Through March Evaluation

San Francisco's red, transit-only lanes are a demonstration project. The lanes first appeared in 2013 and were supposed to last two years, with state and federal regulators to determine whether they would continue. The state evaluation began Dec. 6.

December 30, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

Bus Lane

District DOT Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Bus Transit

Washington, D.C. is the latest place to find traffic lanes emblazoned with a bright red coat of paint to welcome transit while barring cars.

June 22, 2016 - BeyondDC

Bus Lane

San Francisco Transit-Only Lane Controversy Heating Up

Public opinion is split on the red transit-only lanes found around San Francisco. Next week, the public will get a chance to air their grievances, or defend their territory.

June 17, 2016 - Curbed SF

San Francisco's Red Transit-Only Lanes Improving Service

For years, San Francisco has set aside transit-only lanes. However, with a fresh coat of red paint, the city has seen significant service improvements.

September 20, 2014 - Greater Greater Washington

A Bold Addition to 'Transit-First' San Francisco Streets

In an effort to improve on-time performance of Muni, San Francisco has begun painting transit-only lanes a shade of Golden Gate Bridge red.

March 18, 2014 - San Francisco Examiner

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