Ridership

August 7, 2018, 8am PDT
A system in disrepair is losing riders when it could use the fare box revenue the most.
The New York Times
August 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
By increasing the amount of service and updating its scheduling and routes, the city of Kingston was able to induce demand for buses.
TVO
August 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
Though San Francisco residents are more likely than residents of other cities to ride transit and avoid driving, the buses they ride on are unreliable.
Curbed SF
June 30, 2018, 5am PDT
A majority of bus drivers favor riders paying fares before they get on the bus and better bus lane enforcement.
CityLab
June 21, 2018, 6am PDT
The $135 million BaltimoreLink bus system redesign launched in June 2017.
Baltimore Sun
June 17, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation opens the administrations of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to criticism from Streetsblog NYC.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.
CityLab
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic
May 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.
The Oregonian
May 15, 2018, 6am PDT
The epidemic of falling ridership has struck no American city as hard as Charlotte, but there's plenty that could be done to recover.
The Charlotte Observer
May 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Private bikeshare companies have rolled out large fleets of bikes in cities around the world and United States, but despite their ubiquity, dockless bikeshare is actually much less popular than traditional bikeshare.
Governing
April 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Ridership declines mean falling revenues for transit agencies, and could be the beginning of a cycle of service cuts and fare increases leading to yet more ridership declines.
The Washington Post
April 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Vancouver's success in growing its ridership of public transit is thanks, in no small part, to large investments in rail and bus service.
Vancouver Sun
March 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Seattle Times columnist says it's time to ban cars from the congested and dangerous South Lake Union street.
The Seattle Times
March 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Mechanical failures and understaffing have contributed to plummeting ridership for the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 6, 2018, 1pm PST
TARTA, like many transit services around the United States, has lost riders. Officials hope a new downtown hub can stem that tide, even as the transit authority cuts service.
Toledo Blade
February 9, 2018, 8am PST
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.
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2018, 2pm PST
Light rail ridership increased in 2017 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, despite a decline in bus ridership.
Star Tribune
Blog post
February 6, 2018, 2pm PST
One common explanation for recent declines in transit ridership is that gentrification has driven lower-income commuters into car-dependent suburbs. But does data bear this out?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 16, 2018, 5am PST
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.
Michael Lewyn