Transit Ridership

Washington D.C.

Fare-Free Transit Hasn’t Reduced Car Trips, Data Says

Fare-free transit isn’t the climate change benefit that many have hoped, according to recent writing by David Zipper for Bloomberg.

May 16, 2022 - Bloomberg

New York Public Transit

Transit Agencies Will Face Challenges in Getting Federal Dollars

While recent federal legislation allocates billions to transit projects, local leaders face difficult choices as they struggle to match federal funds while ridership remains below pre-pandemic numbers.

May 13, 2022 - Governing

Bus riders wearing masks on a New York City bus

Post-Pandemic Transit Likely To Remain Less Commuter-Focused

While the future of transit ridership depends on a range of still-uncertain factors, the commuter-centric patterns that characterized pre-COVID transit service are probably a thing of the past.

May 11, 2022 - Seattle Transit Blog

Bus Stop

Federal Infrastructure Funding a Rare Opportunity to Improve the Nation’s Bus Shelters

Transit systems faced with decreasing ridership could accommodate access to the most widely available form of transit by building bus shelters. The federal infrastructure bill provides a big opportunity to do so.

May 9, 2022 - The Washington Post


The New Normal: Less Transit, More Congestion

With transit systems still far below historic levels, and congestion not budging, the worst effects of an automobile dependent nation fall on the environment and low-income households.

May 8, 2022 - Brookings

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Transit Riders Skipping Mondays

The new commute normal includes far fewer transit rides on Mondays, reflecting new hybrid work schedules that gives workers the options of choosing days to come into the office.

April 11, 2022 - StreetsBlog NYC

ADA Access to Mobility

Gas Too Expensive? Cincinnati Metro Has You Covered With Free Rides

Cincinnati residents and visitors will have access to free transit for a week as the agency aims to boost ridership.

March 22, 2022 - WCPO

A sign showing gas prices, all at more than $5 a gallon.

Could High Gas Prices Push Riders Back to Public Transit?

The quick ascent of gas prices, at a time of economic uncertainty for many, could be just the boost public transit needs to get back to pre-pandemic levels of ridership. Or not.

March 13, 2022 - James Brasuell

Salt Lake City, Utah

'Free Fare February' a Huge Boost for Ridership in Utah

Early returns from Utah Transit Authority's fare-free transit experiment.

February 21, 2022 - TownLift

New York City Subway

Subway Ridership on a Post-Omicron Rebound in New York City

Checking in with the New York transit system amid a period of relative recovery.

February 20, 2022 - AMNY

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

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New Updates on The Edge

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