Bus to the Future
It takes a volunteer army of student mapmakers to build a better transit tracker.
How did a transit-backward town become a national poster child for ridership success?
Can new technology radically improve the rider experience?
The MTA’s ambitious bus overhaul plan has long-suffering transit advocates giddy. Now comes the hard part.
In just eight years, Shenzhen became the first city to electrify 100 percent of its public buses—16,359, to be exact.
It’s not a death spiral—at least, not yet. Examples abound of how city leaders can turn the numbers around.
Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old technology is central to real transformation.