The coronavirus has highlighted the transit inequalities in America

Jul 1, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers have relied on public transit, just as services are being cut.
An MTA worker hands out free hand sanitizer and face masks at the Grand Central Station subway during morning rush hour in New York City.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Should public buses be free?

Dec 4, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri is debating eliminating fares, which would make it the largest city in the U.S. to do so.
A public bus pulls up to a stop in Kansas City, Missouri. Transit officials hope the city will sign off on their idea to eliminate bus fares.
Lisa Rodriguez for Marketplace

Long distance buses are making a comeback

Jul 31, 2018
When it comes to traveling between major cities, trains, planes and automobiles are the usual go-tos, but buses are beginning to make a comeback. Amid rising gas prices and increasing airfares, companies offering bus services for trips of 200 to 400…
A passenger bus is parked on display at the launch of the German bus company FlixBus on May 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

In New Jersey, mass transit for the masses

May 15, 2014
Jitney buses offer bargains and convenience in New Jersey cities, but not without costs.

Casino buses get lots of business, despite mounting accidents

Jan 25, 2014
Casino buses are only loosely regulated by the federal government, despite a spate of recent crashes

Bus travel picks up speed in Midwest

Dec 27, 2012
There’s a new trend emerging that is rivaling the car and even some airlines.

Bus ridership is up across the country

Jul 10, 2012
Transit ridership across the U.S. has been steadily rising for more than a year. One of the biggest jumps came in Indianapolis.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Commuters turn to buses

Dec 21, 2011
In an age of sky-high travel costs, long-haul commuters looking for an alternative are rediscovering the bus.

Google Maps offers live transit updates

Jun 8, 2011
Not sure if this is helpful or not but that kind of thing never matters to Google. They just build it. Residents of four American and two European...