February 24, 2020

Transportation planners in several cities are considering putting bus lanes in the center lanes of some main roads, with new concrete islands for passenger boarding and deboarding. Because they would not be in the right lanes along curbs, buses would be less likely to be held up by other traffic attempting to park or making a turn. Also, state transportation...

November 1, 2019

Transportation is being transformed by everything from artificial intelligence and advanced propulsion technologies to evolving travel patterns and innovative business models. As a result, some may be tempted to perceive buses as the large, lumbering, soon-to-be-extinct dinosaurs of the public transit world.

By contrast, most of the industry’s global thought...

October 24, 2019

Mark Huffer will be speaking on Bus Rapid Transit at our upcoming Advancing Mobility Summit on the Novemeber 4th at the Crowne Plaza. 

When bus rapid transit (BRT) systems first started becoming popular in the U.S. a decade or so ago, no one could have predicted how they would change the landscape of how transit is provided. Technology advances and a renewed...

October 17, 2019

Since voters approved a multi-billion dollar capital plan called FasTracks in 2004, the Regional Transportation District’s expansion efforts have been nearly all about trains — they’ve opened the four new rail lines since 2014, and there are plans for another next year.

Now though, the transit agency is exploring a new network that could have the speed of rai...

October 9, 2019

One Utah Transit Authority bus route now is carrying about as many people — or more on some days — as the Green Line TRAX trains.

The Utah Valley Express (UVX), a bus rapid transit line in Orem and Provo that serves both Utah Valley and Brigham Young universities, now averages about 14,600 boardings daily. On some days, like the football game between BYU and...

August 28, 2019

Autonomous cars are generating incredible hype, but whether they become a curse or blessing depends on how they are used. Car manufacturers are steering automatic vehicles (AVs) toward a curse for our crowded cities and our climate targets. Making empty cars drive around – to run errands or just to avoid expensive parking – could clog already crowded roads w...

August 22, 2019

On September 1, Indianapolis is set to unveil its first bus rapid transit (BRT) route. The speedy express bus is just the first piece of a much bigger transit improvement program that will roll out over the next five years. It’s built entirely around better buses. And for other low-density cities that are looking to boost mobility without investing in costly...

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