Amtrak in Dire Financial Straits, Seeking More Federal Relief Funding
Amtrak officials say they need $4.9 billion in funding to prevent service and job losses.
Southern California's Metrolink Defies Declining Ridership Trends
Primarily serving commuters in the Greater Los Angeles metro area, Metrolink just attained the highest annual ridership in its 27-year existence. Officials chalk up the increase to a significant investment in marketing.
Transit Ridership Declined Nationally in 2018, APTA Report Finds
The latest data from the American Public Transportation Association reveals the national consequences of many local examples of declining transit use.
The 'Business Case' for Real-Time Transit Data
Real-time information is critical to keeping public transit a competitive mobility option, researchers suggest.
Why Are Transit Systems Losing Riders?
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
L.A. Metro’s Homeless Outreach Teams Report Back
The transit agency's year-long experiment with homeless services has placed 19 people in permanent housing and spurred hopes of expanding the program.
Southern California's Declining Transit Ridership, Explained
More Southern Californians are purchasing motor vehicles, particularly those who were previously transit-dependent, which largely explains the region's declining transit ridership, according to a newly released study.
L.A. Transit Ridership Drops 15 Percent in 5 Years Despite New Light Rail Extensions
Bus riders, comprising about three-quarters of Los Angeles Metro ridership, declined 21 percent since 2013, But it wasn't just bus routes—two light rail lines also lost riders.
Why Is Transit Ridership Declining?
Over the past two years or so, transit ridership has begun to decline. It seems that this decline has been most widespread among cities with relatively weak transit systems.
Baltimore's Bus Overhaul Hasn't Increased Ridership
Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.
Time to Worry About Declining Bus Ridership Again
The news about the decline of bus ridership around the country is making the rounds again. The future of bus transit as we know it seems to be in question.
Philadelphia to Consider Bus System Redesign
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
Calls to Cut Service for Orange County Buses
Orange County is dealing with falling transit use, and its transit authority is looking for ways to stay afloat.
Silicon Valley's Beleaguered Transit System Getting an Overhaul
Strapped for cash and faced with rapidly declining ridership, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reorganizing its service in the hopes of stopping the bleeding.
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