In 2017, Active Trans and our partners from the Back on the Bus Coalition published the Back on the Bus report. This report found that bus ridership in the city was dropping and that the way to increase bus ridership was to focus on improving bus speed and reliability.
To reverse this trend, three recommendations were given:
Implementing prepaid boarding
Using transit signal priority to give buses priority at stoplights
Increasing the mileage of dedicated bus lanes
To continue this work, Active Trans decided to give grants to four community organizations interested in advocating for these policies in their communities.
Our Bus Advocacy Community Partners for this project are Westside Health Authority, Six Corners Association, Northwest Side Housing Center and...