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St. Louis Transit

Bus Service Cut in St. Louis Again

Metro Transit has bus transit operations in St. Louis for the third time in seven months due to systemwide staff shortages.

June 13, 2023 - St. Louis Riverfront Times

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Biden Signs Legislation Ending Covid 19 National Emergency

The Covid 19 national emergency enacted by then-President Donald Trump in March 2020 was officially ended on Monday by President Joe Biden.

April 11, 2023 - CNN

Lynx Blue Line

Charlotte Area Transit System Gets an Ultimatum: Fill Staffing Gaps or Cease Operations

The Charlotte Area Transit System must fully staff its Rail Operating Control Center or else. It’s only the latest challenge for the city’s troubled light rail transit system.

April 10, 2023 - Charlotte Observer

Two white SEPTA buses with red and blue lines on urban Philadelphia street

SEPTA’s Strategy for Easing Its Staffing Shortage

The agency is taking multiple steps to recruit and retain more transit operators, but it likely won’t be enough to prevent the agency from having to cut service on some of its bus lines.

April 6, 2023 - WHYY

A Metro Los Angeles bus driver is behind the wheel while wearing a mask.

How to Hire and Retain Bus Drivers During the Great Resignation

Bus systems all over the country are cutting service due to an ongoing shortage of operators—the drivers who make the whole system go. A few examples of success provide a way forward.

October 17, 2022 - TransitCenter

Bus driver wearing a COVID-19 protective mask

Why Are Transit Agencies So Understaffed?

More than nine in 10 U.S. transit agencies face operator shortages. A new report sheds light on the reasons why they’re having such a hard time attracting new hires.

July 21, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Driver Shortage Undercuts the Potential of L.A.’s Recent Bus System Redesign

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority implemented a complete overhaul of its bus system in three waves over the course of 2021. A shortage of drivers for the system has made it impossible to implement that vision.

May 17, 2022 - TransitCenter

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