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Reader Roundup: What the Demise of the Inter-city Bus Station Means for Passengers

Here are just a few of the horror stories we heard from readers who are struggling with the inter-city bus industry's latest push for "curbside" loading.

November 29, 2023

Bay Area Transit Agencies Struggle to Define a Vision for the Future

Leaders plan to put a regional tax measure on the ballot, but first they need to show what those taxes would do for the Bay Area transit system

November 29, 2023

Fresno Aims High

"Fun is not a frivolity." Fun and play not only positively affect mental and physical health, they are key to a city's economic prosperity. And Fresno already has it.

November 2, 2023

Caltrans Approves $192M for Clean Transit

The money will be awarded from the state's Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), which is funded by California's cap-and-trade system.

October 30, 2023

Equity-Focused Projects America Needs Right Now

Advocates are handing their DOTs a list of transformative transit projects that could heal the harms of the past β€” and a list of boondoggles that deserve to be scrapped.

October 10, 2023

How Transit Saved Lives β€” And Became a Lifeline β€” During and After the Maui Fires

A Hawaii bus agency helped transport 42,000 people off the island in the wake of the most devastating fires in the state's history β€” and highlighted the critical role that shared modes can play not just in preventing climate-related disasters, but saving lives when they happen.

September 27, 2023

Op-Ed: Why Is Fare Evasion Punished More Severely than Speeding?

A.B. 819 offers California the opportunity to decriminalize fare evasion and replace punitive measures with more equitable approaches.

September 21, 2023

Opinion: How to Decide Between Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit

What style of transit makes the most sense in a COVID-era world?

September 19, 2023

Opinion: Fights Over Fare Evasion Are Missing the Point

"To be clear, I'm not advocating for gate jumping. But I am advocating that we direct our attention to what truly matters."

September 12, 2023

BART Launches New Schedule

The longest headway will now drop from 30 minutes to 20 on any line at any time. Advocates say it's a good first step towards adapting to changed travel patterns in a post-COVID world

September 12, 2023