Buses

Inside Nashville's Oddly Ugly Bus-Rapid Transit Debate

In Music City, it's the rich vs. the working class vs. the tourists.

Chicago's Big Bet on the Bus

The Ashland BRT line has become a referendum on the city's evolution.

Why More U.S. Cities Need to Embrace Bus-Rapid Transit

BRT plays to the advantages of density, allows transit to thrive, and connects people to jobs.

Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

How to Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Much, Much Shorter

Transit users often feel like they're waiting about 50 percent longer than they actually are.

Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

Russia's Terror Attacks Don't Mean We Should Treat Mass Transit Like Airports

City buses and trains are vulnerable to terrorists, but trying to make them safer would ruin them.

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

Why Drug Traffickers Love Buses

The most anonymous form of travel is the best one for smuggling. 

San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus

Love music videos about bus etiquette? Then boy oh boy, you're in for a real treat here.

Cool New Maps Illustrate a Day of Bus Travel Across Boston, by Speed

Clocking the metric that matters most to many commuters.

A Very Brief History of Why It's So Hard to Get From Brooklyn to Queens

It wasn't always this way.

Rio's Completely Misguided Anti-Rape Effort: Cut Vans Used by the Poor

Rather than improving police accountability, the city inexplicably took away an important source of transportation.

Are Silicon Valley's Employee Shuttles Bad for San Francisco?

The city's parallel transportation network, invented by companies like Facebook, Google and Apple, could be creating unforeseen consequences.

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

It's almost as if journalists have never heard about this happening.

Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

An Experiment Worth Watching: All-Door Bus Boarding in San Francisco

Allowing bus riders to board in the rear as well as the front is common outside the U.S., but few American transit agencies have been willing to try it.