Across the U.S., transit agencies are grappling with a shortfall of operators. These operators — frontline workers that keep buses and trains running are essential to a functioning transit network that actually gets riders where they need to go.
Whether you choose to ride a bus or you rely on the bus, removal of the barriers to practical and comfortable access to public transit will always increase ridership. Make the choice easier and people will choose it more often.
The Department of Transportation has finally confirmed Streetsblog's earlier reporting: It will not build the 30 miles of new protected bike lane and 20 miles of dedicated bus lanes required by law this year.