Here’s your chance to learn from a fella behind the modern bus rapid transit (BRT) movement, Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba. As students of urban transport, we have all had Curitiba’s BRT system flashed before us as a model of how the developing world can innovate in the face of severe constraints. But how did it happen and what did it take? Mr. Lerner will be speaking about this project and many others in his new book Urban Acupuncture at the Museum of the City of New York next Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there, register here.
The experience of being a WMATA rider has substantially improved over the last 18 months, thanks to changes the agency has made like adding off-peak service and simplifying fares. Things are about to get even better with the launch of all-door boarding later this fall, overnight bus service on some lines starting in December, and an ambitious plan to redesign the Metrobus network. But all of this could go away by July 1, 2024.Read More
New York City Transit’s service levels have remained remarkably strong throughout the pandemic. Crew operator availability remains the agency’s biggest challenge, as well as adjusting weekend maintenance schedules in order to run service that matches strong weekend demand.Read More