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Transit Service

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
September 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is improving transit service as the city grows.
The Urbanist
September 14, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is slowly but surely removing a significant number of bus stops from 98 routes in the system. Two routes are under review right now.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 26, 2019, 12pm PDT
Metro Transit recently announced its plans to remove or relocate 450 bus stops systemwide in St. Louis city and county. After adjusting that number to 370 bus stops, the work of consolidating bus stops is underway.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 12, 2019, 5am PDT
Transit is getting a new look.
WHYY
July 11, 2019, 6am PDT
A spate of recent development agreements have generated extra cash to run additional transit service on the MBTA system in Boston.
The Boston Globe
June 25, 2019, 7am PDT
Some trains are running faster in New York City. The New York Times created a series of infographics to show which lines have sped up, and by how much.
The New York Times
June 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new 25-year transit planning process for Allegheny County will allow the flexibility to keep up with technological advances.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Can Los Angeles convince drivers to cut the number of automobile trips in half while also transit frequency on several light rail lines?
Curbed Los Angeles
Blog post
May 14, 2019, 9am PDT

It's a popularity contest, sure, but it's our popularity contest.

James Brasuell
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 30, 2019, 7am PDT
New maps show demographic trends in voting after a March special election to expand MARTA in the Atlanta region.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
Mass Transit
April 24, 2019, 8am PDT
A new interactive tool called Transit Insights offers access to the local trends of transit ridership.
TransitCenter
April 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
City's don't need vintage streetcars; cities need the frequency and convenience of service delivered by the streetcar lines from days past.
Mobility Lab
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.
Crain's New York Business
April 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A temporary bus/bike lane experiment could lead to permanent additions around the city.
The Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2019, 7am PDT
A Twitter account is broadcasting its findings about the mood of transit riders in Boston, in real time.
The Boston Globe