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U.S. public transit agencies have been reacting to news and developments on the fly, as sudden declines in ridership, loss of revenue, waves of protest, and an uncertain long-term prognosis continues to disrupt day-to-day operations.
James Brasuell
June 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
The recently announced post-COVID plan for public transit in San Francisco looks a lot different than the pre-COVID days.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
June 14, 2020, 5am PDT
D.C. is eliminating 74 parking spots on 14th Street NW to make space for dedicated bus lanes and a new protected bike lane.
DCist
May 14, 2020, 10am PDT
After months of nothing but news of service cuts, plummeting ridership, and cratered budgets, a few U.S. transit agencies are now making plans to restore service with new social distancing guidelines in place.
The Washington Post
May 8, 2020, 8am PDT
Seatback signage and reduced capacity will allow King County Metro to begin resuming bus service. In the wake of staff illness and depleted funding, the road to Metro's recovery could be quite long.
The Urbanist
May 3, 2020, 5am PDT
More evidence of the essential benefits of public transit, but this time the source of the evidence is found in rural communities all over the United States, like Hugo, Oklahoma.
Motherboard
May 1, 2020, 6am PDT
With ridership down to 10,000 people per night, and numerous homeless people taking up residence on the subway, New York will no longer run overnight subway service for the foreseeable future.
Gothamist
April 19, 2020, 5am PDT
There wasn't a playbook for this kind of emergency at the beginning of the year.
Human Transit
April 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Transit routes used by workers in Toronto heading to industrial jobs have still been crowded with riders during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
February 25, 2020, 7am PST
Chicago is late to the game on all-door bus boarding, but that will change this summer.
Chicago Tribune
February 23, 2020, 7am PST
The city’s South Side residents need more transit options, but an extension of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line would be a costly and less effective alternative.
Chicago Tribune
February 5, 2020, 11am PST
San Antonio's investment in more frequent service on several popular routes has resulted in many more riders.
NEWS4SA
January 7, 2020, 10am PST
A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.
The New York Times
December 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.
CityLab
December 23, 2019, 12pm PST
Denver transit riders are bearing the brunt of the region's lack of transit drivers.
The Denver Post
December 19, 2019, 8am PST
A county commissioner is asking for a study of fare-free transit programs in Kansas City and Salt Lake City to inform the potential implementation fo a similar program in the South Florida county.
Miami Today
December 12, 2019, 9am PST
The CEO of Cincinnati Metro gives the public credit for thinking up the ideas driving several new capital investment projects in the system.
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
October 23, 2019, 5am PDT
Capital investments are paying off in increased ridership, according to new data from the New York MTA.
Curbed New York
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.
Bloomberg