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Transit Ridership

December 1, 2019, 5am PST
Transit ridership in Norfolk, Virginia, has been lagging, and the city hopes that changes to the bus and rail systems will turn things around.
Greater Greater Washington
November 20, 2019, 2pm PST
A review of board members' Q Cards reveals the extent to which the people who implement Houston's transit policy actually use the system: some quite a bit, some not so much.
The Houston Chronicle
November 11, 2019, 12pm PST
Amtrak is hoping to turn its first-ever profit next year.
Business Insider
October 23, 2019, 5am PDT
Capital investments are paying off in increased ridership, according to new data from the New York MTA.
Curbed New York
October 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
October 10, 2019, 7am PDT
With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.
Greater Greater Washington
October 4, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reimagine RTD initiative will imagine the future of transit service in the Denver region. Already a debate has begun about which direction the RTD should take.
The Denver Post
September 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.
theTransportPolitic
August 29, 2019, 10am PDT
The Wall Street Journal reports that bus riders on the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority system has declined significantly in recent years.
The Wall Street Journal
August 22, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
Urbanize LA
July 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
A proposed pilot program would text six new types of transit ridership incentives in the city of Austin.
Smart Cities Dive
July 19, 2019, 6am PDT
Over a year after Capital Metro in Austin overhauled its bus system design, the system is bucking national trends and achieving growth in its ridership numbers.
CBS Austin
July 7, 2019, 5am PDT
The St. Louis Loop Trolley isn't running at full capacity, yet, but it's also falling well short of its projected ridership.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 6, 2019, 5am PDT
More people are telecommuting in Atlanta, keeping cars of the road, but the percentages of people driving alone to work, taking transit, and walking or biking to work are holding steady.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 13, 2019, 10am PDT
New research outlines how to make public transportation a better option for suburban commuters.
Streetsblog USA
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 24, 2019, 8am PDT
A new interactive tool called Transit Insights offers access to the local trends of transit ridership.
TransitCenter
April 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
The latest data from the American Public Transportation Association reveals the national consequences of many local examples of declining transit use.
Smart Cities Dive
March 31, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Auckland, in New Zealand, set a goal to double its transit ridership in ten years. With a little under four years left to achieve that goal, the city is already well on its way.
Stuff, New Zealand