Transit Ridership

September 19, 2016, 6am PDT
The light rail extension opened May 20 and is already 70 percent toward meeting its 2030 ridership projection. According to a survey conducted in June by Metro, more than two-thirds of riders were new to the Expo Line.
KPCC
July 14, 2016, 6am PDT
When gas prices fall, discretionary transit riders also spend less on transit according to an analysis of credit and debit card bills by the JP Morgan Chase Institute.
Marketplace
June 18, 2016, 7am PDT
Ridership on the electrified A Line, which opened to great fanfare on Earth Day, reached a weekday average of 16,910 as of June 5. The 23-mile line operates from Union Station to Denver International Airport. Not all is perfect though.
The Denver Post
June 11, 2016, 11am PDT
The first "New York City Mobility Report" released under the leadership of New York Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg finds two sides of transit coin.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial for Strong Towns voices an idea perhaps thought, but rarely spoken: taking public transit can help you become a better person.
Strong Towns
May 27, 2016, 10am PDT
With so much attention placed on the woes facing D.C. Metro, it's important to recognize that it is hardly the only subway facing critical infrastructure investment needs.
The New York Times
May 23, 2016, 10am PDT
The $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is projected to double trips on the line by 2030, giving commuters a viable alternative to driving. Just the same, don't expect the extension to reduce congestion.
Wired
May 13, 2016, 11am PDT
Presenting less of an argument against transit than an argument for good transit and land use planning, Streetsblog surveys some of the country's worst performing rail lines.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
April 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recent data showing declining transit ridership is only the latest news to cast doubt on expectations of a public transit renaissance.
Steven Polzin
April 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
New research from the Pew Research Center provides insight into the people relying on public transit.
Pew Research Center
March 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Increasing ridership, coupled with decreasing service, means a very crowded subway system in New York City.
The Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2016, 7am PST
A city in Florida is betting that transportation network companies can help reduce congestion and increase transit ridership.
Reuters via Fortune
February 17, 2016, 10am PST
Orange County provides the latest development in the ongoing experiment with transit in Southern California, hoping that a high-frequency bus grid can reverse slumping ridership numbers.
KPCC
February 13, 2016, 7am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority has something to celebrate as it tries to dig itself out of a budgetary hole.
Chicago Tribune
January 30, 2016, 9am PST
Bad news for transit advocates in Los Angeles this week, as the Los Angeles Time reported data that makes the region's transit investments look like something less than money well spent.
Los Angeles Times
December 31, 2015, 7am PST
McClatchy's Curtis Tate reports on Amtrak routes in Missouri and Kansas. Reduced ridership on the Missouri River Runner may be the result of falling gas prices.
McClatchy Washington Bureau
December 30, 2015, 9am PST
It was a big year for transit in Houston: two new light rail lines launched operation and the regional bus system got a makeover on the high frequency grid model. Ridership is also up.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
November 11, 2015, 2pm PST
Rankings from the International Association of Public Transport have Tokyo on top, followed by Beijing and Shanghai. New York comes in seventh.
Citymetric
November 6, 2015, 8am PST
Fears that low gas prices and increasing vehicle miles traveled would negatively affect transit ridership might have come true in the first half of the year, according to data provided by the American Public Transportation Association.
Progressive Railroading
October 8, 2015, 1pm PDT
While cities like New York and San Francisco's transit systems are bursting at the seams, D.C. Metro's rail system lost 5 percent of its ridership between 2010 and 2015. This week Metro acknowledged some of its fault in that trend.
The Washington Post