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Running Better Buses: Increasing Reliability Systemwide

Buses are the workhorse of the urban transit system – and a foundation of multimodal streets. Learn how cities are using network, corridor, and systemic strategies to transform the bus from an unsung hero to the watchword of mass mobility.

With a reinvention of its existing network, Houston has dramatically increased the utility of its local bus service. New York City and San Francisco are changing how boarding works, getting people on and off faster with near-level boarding, better fare collection, and consolidated stops. And, transit signal priority techniques in San Francisco are giving buses the leg up that they need, boosting mobility for hundreds at each intersection.

Throughout the session, speakers will touch on policy changes that increase service productivity and reliability systemwide.