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Better Buses, Better Cities

  • Provides actionable steps for activists

  • Research and real-world examples show that better, more inclusive bus service is possible

  • Written by a well-known transportation expert who writes on this issue for mainstream media outlets


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Steven Higashide
    Pages 1-13
  3. Steven Higashide
    Pages 15-22
  4. Steven Higashide
    Pages 23-37
  5. Steven Higashide
    Pages 39-57
  6. Steven Higashide
    Pages 59-75
  7. Steven Higashide
    Pages 77-91
  8. Steven Higashide
    Pages 93-102
  9. Steven Higashide
    Pages 115-128
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 129-169

About this book


Buses can and should be the cornerstone of urban transportation. They offer affordable mobility and can connect

citizens with every aspect of their lives. But in the US, they have long been an afterthought in budgeting and planning.


Transit expert Steven Higashide uses real‑world stories of reform to show us what a successful bus system looks like.

Higashide explains how to marshal the public in support of better buses and argues that better bus systems will create

better cities for all citizens.


With a compelling narrative and actionable steps, Better Buses, Better Cities describes how decision‑makers,

philanthropists, activists, and public agency leaders can work together to make the bus a win in any city.



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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Foundation TransitCenterBrooklynUSA

About the authors

Steven Higashide is one of America’s leading experts on public transportation and the people who use it. As director of research for the national foundation TransitCenter, Higashide has authored groundbreaking reports that have redefined how decision makers and journalists understand transit. He has taken the bus in 29 cities around the US and the world.

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