During the L train shutdown starting in April 2019, the MTA plans to run shuttle buses every two to four minutes at rush hour connecting Williamsburg to Manhattan. Some sort of transit priority treatment is on the table for the Brooklyn streets where those buses would connect to the Williamsburg Bridge, but exactly what DOT has in mind isn't clear yet.
Eight years in the making, the project was undone by suburban opposition. Now, transit advocates in Michigan's capital are figuring out what can be done to improve transit while their opponents take a victory lap.
Seattle is booming, and in downtown, transit has been absorbing most of the city's growth in travel. With the streets full during rush hour, the only way to increase capacity is to reallocate street space from cars to more compact modes like buses and bikes.
While it's encouraging to see the state proposing a somewhat less car-centric version of the shoreline highway, their plans still leave a lot to be desired.