New York City-based TransitCenter is promoting bus stop balancing, or what some call bus stop consolidation, in New York and beyond to speed up buses, improve ridership experience, and enhance overall system performance. The video short highlights how this should be done and the data how too many stops can lead to poor performance. TransitCenter is also urging other operational standards such as all-door boarding and off-board payment.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.