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After enjoying a long period of ridership growth and expansions of rail and bus networks, American transit has found itself in a mess. Transit ridership fell in all but two cities in 2016, local budgets are stagnant, and riders are demanding higher quality services. While there are some domestic examples of how agencies are innovating, agencies must begin looking beyond the border.

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[Photos] BusCon 2017 Session, Show Floor Highlights

How connected and autonomous technology will impact the transportation industry, the usage of alternative fuels and electric vehicles, and transit maintenance training and best practices were just some of the highlights of BusCon 2017, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 11 to 13. BusCon 2018 returns to Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3.

Why 'Tactical Transit' is the Next Big Thing

The raffish, worldwide movement known as tactical urbanism appears poised to take on a meatier role in improving transit in bus corridors. By providing low-cost, agile alternatives to lengthy street improvement processes, “tactical transit” has the ability to jumpstart virtuous cycles of increasing bus ridership by speeding up travel times, improving passenger experience, and enhancing overall perceptions of riding the bus.