Bus to the Future
Two reports from the World Resource Institute look at the biggest barriers to electrifying the global bus fleet—and how cities can overcome them.
They’re not just for sightseeing anymore.
Why doesn't anyone want to drive the bus?
In Bus Simulator 18, you’ll pick up passengers, dodge potholes, and avoid bankruptcy. Too real?
The people who know buses best have ideas about how to reform the system, according to a survey of 373 Brooklyn bus operators.
As the state spends millions to lure under-40 workers from across the Midwest, local transit riders are stuck in place.
Why is transit ridership dropping across North American cities? Blame declining bus service.
The diesel-sucking dinosaurs from your childhood are due for an update.
Pre-signals are a rare bird of traffic engineering, but they could save bus riders a lot of time.
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.