In July 2016, The Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and TransitCenter, joined by 37 elected officials, launched the Bus Turnaround Campaign to spotlight the ongoing decline of bus service quality and precipitate loss of bus ridership in New York City, and to offer a menu of policies and planning applications that could make the city’s vast bus system an attractive transportation once again.
One year later, we offer the following review of the performance of the bus system and the progress of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the NYC Dept. of Transportation regarding the Bus Turnaround agenda. Read the full report here.
Before COVID-19 struck, LA Metro seemed to be turning a corner on bus service with the ambitious network redesign known as NextGen. But the new budget plan signals a return to the days when Metro regularly overlooked the bus riders who make the vast majority of trips on its services.Read More
Keeping bus service reliable and evenly spaced is important to riders in normal times. With the imperative to minimize crowding during the COVID-19 emergency, preventing bunching and gapping is even more urgent now.Read More