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Bus Ridership Declines Challenge Los Angeles
"There were about 276 million total bus rides in the system run by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, known as LA Metro, last year. That is down 24% since 2013, significantly bigger than drops in public-transit usage in other major cities like New York, Chicago, Denver and Phoenix. Ridership on L.A.’s rapidly expanding but significantly smaller rail system declined 5% in the same period," reports Ethan Millman in a paywalled article for the Wall Street Journal.
Laura Nelson has been keeping close tabs on ridership for the Los Angeles Times. First breaking news of declining transit ridership on Metro in 2016 and continuing in-depth coverage through July 2019.