Bus to the Future

University of Maryland students Kurt Willson and Shannon Corrigan work to map a bus route in Loudon County, Virginia.

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out When the Bus Is Coming?

It takes a volunteer army of student mapmakers to build a better transit tracker.

Why Seattle Is America's Bus-Lovingest Town

How did a transit-backward town become a national poster child for ridership success?

An electric bus awaiting passengers in Washington D.C.'s Union Station bus deck.

Five Breakthroughs That Could Make You Love the Bus

Can new technology radically improve the rider experience?

How Riders Won the Fight for Better Buses in New York City

The MTA’s ambitious bus overhaul plan has long-suffering transit advocates giddy. Now comes the hard part.

The Chinese city of Shenzhen's 16,000-strong bus fleet is now battery powered.

How China Took Charge of the Electric Bus Revolution

In just eight years, Shenzhen became the first city to electrify 100 percent of its public buses—16,359, to be exact.

The Stark (and Hopeful) Facts About Bus Ridership

It’s not a death spiral—at least, not yet. Examples abound of how city leaders can turn the numbers around.

Love the Bus, Save Your City

Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old technology is central to real transformation.