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December 17, 2020, 6am PST
News of a potential economic stimulus package in Congress is followed by news that two of the nation's most prominent transit systems are reducing cuts proposed to address plummeting revenues.
Spectrum News
December 3, 2020, 5am PST
The stakes in the economic stimulus package under consideration on Capitol Hill this week are incredibly high.
The Washington Post
November 24, 2020, 7am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
November 19, 2020, 11am PST
According to Columbus officials, transit ridership to and from downtown doubled in the years since the city implemented a free transit pass program.
Intelligent Transport
November 6, 2020, 5am PST
A new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority program has quickly deployed bus infrastructure around the Boston area, focusing on neighborhoods where people are relying on the bus during the pandemic.
Next City
October 20, 2020, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Service Cuts
Greater Greater Washington
October 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded a plan that would have cut bus service in the city of Baltimore to the bone.
Baltimore Sun
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
September 8, 2020, 5am PDT
The impact of the coronavirus on capital budgets has been feared for the duration of the pandemic, and the catastrophic reality of those fears is now apparent in a proposed capital budget for transportation in the state of Maryland.
WBAL
August 27, 2020, 9am PDT
As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority grapples with a $16 billion deficit, smashed train windows are adding to the cost.
The New York Times
August 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Riders who rely most on public transit are suffering the worst consequences of the cuts to service during the fiscal belt tightening of the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times
August 6, 2020, 8am PDT
Elevated stations, level boardings, dedicated lanes, camera enforcement of lanes—AC Transit's Tempo bus rapid transit line has it all.
The Mercury News
July 9, 2020, 6am PDT
A local transit advocate is using legal pressure in an effort to hold the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) accountable for bus transit cuts in the early months of the pandemic.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blog post
July 2, 2020, 5am PDT
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