Ridership

City staff recently released revised first-day ridership projections for a proposed subway in Vancouver. The numbers seem astronomical and a strong support for the cause. But can the project get the finding it needs?
May 15, 2014   Globe and Mail
Despite predictions of ridership that are lower than previously thought, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still pushing ahead with plans to build a subway line in the center of the city.
Dec 3, 2010   San Francisco Chronicle
Randal O'Toole argues that transit will never be energy efficient because ridership is never high enough to warrant the energy expelled.
Nov 29, 2010   The Antiplanner
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
Nov 21, 2010   the transport politic
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
Oct 29, 2010   the transport politic
Jarrett Walker argues that reports of the decline of public transportation ridership have been exaggerated.
Jul 18, 2010   Human Transit
The new Northeast Regional extension to Lynchburg, Virginia has met its goal of 51,000 riders project for its first year in the first six months.
May 21, 2010   WSLS-TV
Planners in cities across the country are installing electronic sensors to track how many people are making use of bike lanes and trails.
May 17, 2010   USA Today
At a recent transportation conference, Dr. Leo Kroon of the Netherlands Railway says their strategy is not to force people to use the train but to 'seduce' them with the latest innovations.
Mar 4, 2010   IBM's Smarter Cities blog
The new Canada Line rail service that links downtown Vancouver to the airport has seen steadily increasing ridership since its opening in August.
Dec 29, 2009   The Globe and Mail
Transit ridership has dipped in 2009, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. The recession and high unemployment rates are being blamed.
Dec 21, 2009   USA Today