Buses

August 8, 2019
One Year In, Austin’s Revenue-Positive Bus Network Redesign Is Gaining Riders

In June of 2018, Austin launched a redesign of its bus network. Since then, ridership has increased 4.5%, making Capital Metro one of the few transit systems in the U.S. where ridership is on the rise.

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July 25, 2019
Is the Bronx Bus Network Redesign Ambitious Enough?

In June, the MTA released a draft plan to redesign the Bronx bus network. There’s no doubt that the proposals will improve trips for bus riders. But given the gap between the current state of Bronx bus service and what Bronx bus service can be, is this plan as ambitious as it should be?

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July 24, 2019
The Right to Pee

News recently broke that bus operators in Virginia are routinely forced to work 10 hours without a bathroom break. While this may seem the stuff of nightmares, it’s hardly unique to the transit industry. 

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July 8, 2019
Cincinnati’s Better Bus Coalition Gets Results!

If there's one indispensable ingredient for winning better transit service in American cities, it's committed grassroots advocacy. To see what a difference effective transit advocates can make, look to Cincinnati and the Better Bus Coalition.

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June 13, 2019
DC Bus Lanes to the Rescue

This summer, DDOT is testing out a new approach to quickly implement bus priority treatments at low cost.

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June 11, 2019
Opening the Gateway to Better, More Affordable Regional Transit in Boston

New research shows that through fare policy, the MBTA can open up opportunities for residents in struggling neighborhoods.

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June 6, 2019
Nashville Emerges From the Transit Ashes

A year after Nashville voters sided against a multi-billion dollar transit plan, a new coalition is reviving the transit conversation.

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May 30, 2019
Coming Soon: Great Stories About Women Changing Transportation

Last month, TransitCenter convened a meeting of 34 women working in transportation across the country. Hailing from 16 cities, they converged in Austin for two days of bonding and sharing ideas.

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May 20, 2019
Wanted: A Mandate to Put Transit Riders First at the SFMTA

SF Mayor London Breed promised to win back the public’s trust in Muni. To do so, she'll need to empower the next SFMTA chief to put transit riders first.

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