System Redesign

A sign for SMART Bus on a pole.

Suburban Detroit Achieves Long-Awaited Bus Service Expansion

Novi and Bloomfield Hills in Southeast Michigan will have transit service for the first time in 28 years.

September 13, 2023 - The Oakland Press

SEPTA Bus

The Bus Revolution Has Been Revised in Philadelphia

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority went back to the drawing board with its Bus Revolution system redesign after an initial round of feedback completed earlier this year.

September 4, 2023 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Portland Bus Lane

‘Forward Together’ Bus System Redesign Rolling Out in Portland

Portland is redesigning its bus system to respond to the changing patterns of the post-pandemic world—with twin goals of increasing ridership and improving equity.

August 30, 2023 - Mass Transit

A map of the city of Madison’s public transit routes.

Madison Launches Redesigned Transit System

Transit riders in Madison, Wisconsin are navigating an entirely new system this week.

June 13, 2023 - WKOW

White SEPTA bus driving through snow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

‘Bus Revolution’ Revised in Philadelphia

The bus system redesign underway in Philadelphia changed direction after riders and local politicians complained about an initial draft plan.

March 23, 2023 - WHYY

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

Wisconsin Public Transit

Madison Redesigning its Transit System, BRT Included

Transit service in the Wisconsin State Capital has been redesigned on a high-frequency grid.

June 12, 2022 - Wisconsin State Journal

Community Transit buses at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Bus System Redesign Paired With New Light Rail Service Near Seattle

Community Transit, the public transit authority for Snohomish County, Washington, is redesigning its bus system to plan ahead for the Lynwood Link Extension, currently more than halfway done with construction.

May 25, 2022 - The Urbanist

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Driver Shortage Undercuts the Potential of L.A.’s Recent Bus System Redesign

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority implemented a complete overhaul of its bus system in three waves over the course of 2021. A shortage of drivers for the system has made it impossible to implement that vision.

May 17, 2022 - TransitCenter

A busy street in Duluth, full of cars and buses.

New High-Frequency Bus Service Dubbed 'Go Lines' in Duluth

The city of Duluth's reimagined bus transit system will go into effect in Summer 2022 along green and blue "Go Lines."

November 4, 2021 - Duluth News Tribune

Kansas Transportation

'RideKC Next': High-Frequency Grid and On-Demand Service Coming in 2022

The transit system of the future is coming soon to Kansas City.

September 22, 2021 - RideKC

New York Bus

New York's Bus System Redesign—Delayed by the Pandemic—Moves Forward Again

A plan to redesign the bus system in New York City for faster, more frequent service is off the shelf and moving forward again after being paused at the beginning fo the pandemic.

September 21, 2021 - AMNY

Bus Station

Free Transit for Three Years in Charlottesville

Federal stimulus spending will enable the Charlottesville Area Transit to operate without fares for three years. The agency is also considering a plan to make the fare-free service permanent.

April 5, 2021 - The Daily Progress

Multi-Modalism in New Orleans

New Orleans Weighs Regional Transit Plan

A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.

February 26, 2021 - NOLA.com

Norfolk, Virginia

Next Up for Bus System Redesign: Norfolk, Virginia

The Norfolk City Council will vote in February on a draft transit system redesign organized around the principle of a high frequency grid, similar to system redesigns in other cities in recent years.

January 6, 2021 - The Virginia Mercury

Kansas City Bus

Draft RideKC Bus System Redesign Announced

The RideKC bus system is being redesigned on a high frequency grid.

November 19, 2020 - RideKC

Cleveland, Ohio

Bus System Redesign Coming to the Cleveland Region

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) revealed a draft system redesign this week.

August 13, 2020 - Cleveland.com

Los Angeles Bus Stop Sign

Metro L.A. Drafts Frequent Bus Service Plan

Late last week, Los Angeles transit riders got a first peak at the proposed NextGen Bus Plan, a system redesign that promises to completely redefine transit access in the county.

January 14, 2020 - The Source

Bus Transit

Northern Kentucky to Redesign Bus Service

Ridership on the TANK bus service has sunk in recent years. Hope for a turnaround ride on a redesign.

September 6, 2019 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Sacramento Regional Transit

Obsolete Bus-Stop Sign or Treasured Memorabilia?

Sacramento Regional Transit is overhauling its bus system in September, so they old signs for stops will have to go. Instead of scrapping the old signs, the agency is giving them away for collectors' items.

August 14, 2019 - The Sacramento Bee

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