November 21, 2010, 7am PST
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.
October 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
July 18, 2010, 9am PDT
Jarrett Walker argues that reports of the decline of public transportation ridership have been exaggerated.
May 21, 2010, 5am PDT
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 17, 2010, 5am PDT
Planners in cities across the country are installing electronic sensors to track how many people are making use of bike lanes and trails.
March 4, 2010, 12pm PST
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.
IBM's Smarter Cities blog
December 29, 2009, 11am PST
The new Canada Line rail service that links downtown Vancouver to the airport has seen steadily increasing ridership since its opening in August.
December 21, 2009, 1pm PST
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.
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
September 22, 2009, 10am PDT
In the U.S., men bike far more than women. Some researchers suggest that understanding and meeting the demands of women is the best way to increase overall ridership.
May 1, 2009, 9am PDT
More Chicago area residents are riding transit when compared to figures form 2003, and they're riding more often.
February 23, 2009, 7am PST
This info-graphic from <em>Good</em> compares subways an rapid transit rail systems from around the world, by track miles and ridership.
October 5, 2008, 7am PDT
Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, public transit in New Orleans has struggled to rebound. With few riders, service expansions can't be justified. But with diminished service, fewer view transit as a viable option.
September 15, 2008, 6am PDT
This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at rising ridership on Amtrak and how the train operator is not quite ready to handle it.
August 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
'Quiet' cars on trains -- where cell phones and loud headphones are banned -- are widely popular. So why aren't more transit agencies making designated quiet cars?
June 9, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Driving is down, transit ridership is up, but few are serisouly talking about how to improve America's transit system, according to this article from <em>Grist</em>, which wonders why.</p>
May 31, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Rising gas prices have caused a big increase in transit ridership in Loudoun County, Virginia, where officials are looking to expand their bus fleet and capacity to handle the jump in demand.</p>
May 31, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Transit ridership is spiking across the country as gas prices go up. Is this a tipping point for America's car culture?</p>
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 25, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>With gas prices rising beyond the comfort zones of many drivers, ridership on L.A.'s train system has seen record highs in the early months of 2008. For many in the city, the price is prompting a major paradigm shift in terms of mobility.</p>
May 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Rising gas prices are pushing more and more Oregon drivers out of their cars. High public transit ridership figures and a reduction in vehicle-miles traveled suggest former drivers are now using transit instead of driving.</p>