August 14, 2012, 10am PDT
The era of American cities such as Chicago and New York leading the way in urban innovation went out with the close of the 20th century, says Dustin Roasa. Its China's turn to show the world what the city of the future will look like.
June 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Everyone has seen the phenomenon of "bus bunching" - no matter what the schedule, buses end up clustered together in packs, resulting in some full buses and some empty ones and a long wait for some. Two professors say they have a solution.
May 23, 2012, 6am PDT
Eric Jaffe examines the unusual success of transit in Broward County, Florida, proving that a little route planning goes a long way.
May 20, 2012, 1pm PDT
Stephen Lee Davis investigates a campaign by Baton Rouge community groups to revive its bus service as it teetered on the brink of collapse.
Transportation for America
November 21, 2011, 7am PST
Saddled with an aging fleet of buses and infrequent schedules, the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency has secured federal funds to replace most of its fleet and build a new transit center.
August 1, 2011, 8am PDT
Extortion by street gangs has been a way of life for bus drivers in Medellin for years. But recent refusals to pay -- and subsequent murders of drivers -- has led to a massive bus strike.
June 1, 2011, 9am PDT
Los Angeles' public transit authority has joined those of other major U.S. cities in providing a real-time tool for checking to see how soon buses will arrive at specific stops.
May 5, 2011, 12pm PDT
A private bus company with an internet-based reservation system is succeeding wildly, perhaps paving the way for successful bus transit (and away from rail).
February 28, 2011, 8am PST
In Seoul, Korea, buses are color coded to indicate which direction they're going, and how quickly. John Calimente says the system "goes a long way towards solving the bus legibility problem."
February 28, 2011, 5am PST
The new jobs in New York City aren't in Manhattan, but in the boroughs. For low-income workers to be able to access those opportunities, improved bus service will be necessary, says a new report.
January 16, 2011, 11am PST
Patrick Chovanec, an economics professor in Beijing, explains that the majority of Chinese have more time and less money, so prefer slower, cheaper modes of travel than the new, expensive bullet trains.
January 13, 2011, 6am PST
The city still known for its smog will not have its buses to blame - the last of its diesel-fueled ones retired Jan. 12 in a celebration. All but 7 of the 2,221 buses will be compressed-natural-gas powered; electric and gas-electric the remainder.
Los Angeles Times: Environment
January 5, 2011, 12pm PST
New dedicated lanes and limited-stop buses have entered the transportation picture in New York City.
November 22, 2010, 1pm PST
Lax enforcement of standards created to limit exhaust from idling diesel-powered vehicles and buses shows that there is still work to be done in Mayor Richard Daley's quest to position Chicago atop the list of the nation's greenest cities.
November 19, 2010, 7am PST
The largest bus and transit expo in North America happened this week in Vancouver, and manufacturers showed off the latest in transit technology.
November 5, 2010, 10am PDT
Business interests on a downtown commercial street complain a transit mall is making the area less attractive for retail.
September 1, 2010, 5am PDT
A proposal in L.A. to use recently approved funding to push 30 years of transportation projects into the next decade has elicited a protest from the city's Bus Riders Union.
August 23, 2010, 8am PDT
A Portland transit planner from the days when buses were the primary means of getting around says the system is headed in the wrong direction and service is declining.
August 20, 2010, 12pm PDT
Recent MTA budget cuts have forced New York City to axe a few of its bus routes, but they've had the effect of spurring a new wave of private bus initiatives.
August 12, 2010, 8am PDT
Investments in rail systems in cities across America are pulling crucial funding away from better-used bus systems, according to this column from Joel Kotkin. He blames the "density lobby".