Transit Planning

White microbus with yellow stripe on rural road with empty road and blue sky in background.

Minnesota, Vermont Experiment With Rural Trip Planning Websites

Pilot programs in the two states aimed to make transit information more accessible for riders in rural areas, where on-demand and microtransit services make trip planning more complex.

March 13, 2024 - The Daily Yonder

Central hall at Grand Central Station, New York City.

Excerpt: How Individualism Harms Public Transit

Jarrett Walker calls for a more social approach to transit planning.

February 14, 2024 - Next City

Blue Atlanta Streetcar to Olympic Park on street in downtown Atlanta with colorful mural on building in background.

Atlanta Launches Regional Transit App

The app streamlines transit information from the region’s sometimes disjointed public transit system, which covers 13 counties.

November 17, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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

A rider waits on the platform of the Sox-35th station on the CTA Red Line in Chicago.

$2 Billion Federal Grant for Red Line Extension Project to Chicago’s South Side

A plan to extend the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Red Line 5.6 miles to the south won a $2 billion grant from the federal government.

September 12, 2023 - ABC 7 Chicago


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

Arlington to D.C.

Virginia Passenger Rail Sets Ridership Records, Seeks More Wins

Virginia’s commitment to intercity rail is paying off in record ridership numbers, but more work will be necessary to achieve the state’s ambitions for passenger rail.

September 1, 2023 - The Washington Post

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

Orchard Station RTD Light Rail

Colorado to Consider Statewide Transit Pass

A bill expected soon in the Colorado State Legislature would establish a universal transit pass, good for a ride on any of local or regional transit system in the state.

August 29, 2023 - Colorado Newsline

A drawing of a planned bus facility in downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

New Transit Center and Bus Hub Planned for Providence

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority officials recently approved a design-build contract for a bus hub to Downtown Providence, Rhode Island.

August 28, 2023 - WPRI

A cross section of a street, showing where car lanes and parking would be positioned relative to a bus only lane and sidewalks.

New Bus Only Lane Overcomes Opposition in San Francisco

Local business owners and the local elected official opposed the Geary transit-only lane project, but compromise and wide public support got the project across the finish line.

August 21, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

Map of proposed Baltimore Red Line transit line alignment with white boxes showing open questions

Maryland to Restart Planning for East-West Transit Line Through Baltimore

A plan for the Red Line, an east-west light rail line notoriously canceled by former-Governor Larry Hogan in 2015, is back on the table in Baltimore.

August 8, 2023 - The Daily Record

A diagram showing the street lanes for a proposed bus rapid transit route.

Fairfax County Makes Space for Bus Rapid Transit

A recent decision by the Fairfax, Virginia County Board of Supervisors will ensure that any widening of Route 7 will be reserved for bus rapid transit (BRT).

August 3, 2023 - FFX Now

A map of the Réseau Express Métropolitain where it cuts across the Montreal region.

New REM Light Rail Launches in Montreal

The first day of public service on the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) light rail route was marred by a closure and delays.

August 1, 2023 - Montreal Gazette

A map of the planned route of GoTriangle commuter rail.

FTA Rejects North Carolina Commuter Rail Funding

As commuter patterns shift, so too do the transit funding preferences of the federal government.

July 31, 2023 - The News & Observer

A conceptual rendering of a bus stop and bus-only lane on a downtown street.

Land Use Changes Could Improve Walkability Along Bus Rapid Transit Corridor in Denver

Denver councilmembers are proposing an overhaul of land use regulations along a long stretch of East Colfax Avenue—the route of a planned Bus Rapid Transit line expected to open in 2026.

July 20, 2023 - Denverite

A conceptual rendering of a bus station station with two bus-only lanes running in the street.

Bus Rapid Transit Plans Scrapped in Tacoma

A planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line known as “Stream” will have to move forward in some new, as-yet-unplanned form in Tacoma, Washington.  

July 19, 2023 - The Urbanist

A map of the planned and proposed route of the La Brea Ave Bus Priority Lanes Project in Los Angeles, runn9ing from Sunset Boulevard to the north and the E Line to the south.

New Bus Priority Lane Under Construction in Los Angeles

La Brea Avenue will soon gain a new bus priority lane, with plans for more to come still gathering community feedback.

July 16, 2023 - The Source

A system map of Skyline Mail, which circumvents the city of Honolulu.

Skyline Rail, Now Serving Honolulu

In a historic day for public transit, Skyline Rail, a project once deemed the worst transit project in the United States due to extreme cost overruns and construction delays, finally opened to the public at the end of June.

July 2, 2023 - The Honolulu Star Advertiser

A map of the construction project to build two new rail transit routes through Downtown Los Angeles.

Newly Opened Regional Connector Redefines Light Rail Transit in Los Angeles

Three rail lines have become two rail lines in Los Angeles, providing one-seat rides from four corners of Los Angeles County.

June 21, 2023 - Mass Transit

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