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Service Design

November 20, 2020, 7am PST
The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new approach to transit service design for the counties on the Wasatch Front, focusing changes on a "core route network" of frequent service.
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 19, 2020, 7am PST
The RideKC bus system is being redesigned on a high frequency grid.
RideKC
November 5, 2020, 8am PST
Major changes are coming to the Metro bus system in the nation's second largest city. After three years of planning and public feedback, the Metro board has approved the NextGen bus plan.
The Source
October 25, 2020, 9am PDT
Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.
Vox
October 25, 2020, 7am PDT
The Better Bus plan is the latest effort at rethinking public transit in Nashville.
WeGo Public Transit
September 14, 2020, 9am PDT
With the Northgate link light rail expansion project nearing completion and the effects of the pandemic lingering, Sound Transit will change its bus routes in 2021. The transit authority focuses on equity in plotting the route changes.
The Urbanist
March 18, 2020, 7am PDT
A debate about how to more efficiently operate the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's bus service is underway.
WAMU
February 27, 2020, 10am PST
Pittsburgh-area buses operating on routes with a recently reduced number of stops are more likely to arrive on time than before the changes.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 27, 2019, 7am PDT
So many aspects of a transit system's fare system can make or break the rider experience and even the long-term viability of the system. A new report helps transit planners and service designers make sense of all the options.
TransitCenter
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
February 14, 2012, 7am PST
Branden Klayko reports on experimental efforts in the emerging field of service design, which aims to improve interactions between public services and their customers through research, advocacy, and technical assistance.
The Architect's Newspaper