A Grim Financial Outlook for Transit Agencies
Transit ridership will likely remain below pre-pandemic levels through 2024, according to analysts.
Los Angeles Transit Ridership Grew in 2023
Metro attributes the growth to new destinations, added security, and a streamlined train system.
Free Bus Fare Pilot Boosts Ridership in Twin Cities
The free fare pilot program is only partially complete, but even if it is deemed “successful,” it is unclear how — or if — Metro Transit plans to adopt free fare policies for the long term.
Research Reveals Subsidized Transit Is More Efficient
Contrary to some arguments, public transit networks with higher government subsidies have higher ridership and more farebox revenue.
Microtransit Can Boost Ridership, but Agencies Struggle With Cost
Minnesota’s on-demand microtransit service is helping connect residents to fixed-route service and daily needs.
The Symbiotic Relationship of Housing and Transit
Building more housing near transit can improve housing affordability and boost ridership on struggling systems.
Twin Cities Transit Agency Launches Safety Initiatives
The agency is pairing with nonprofit partners to provide on-site services and resources to riders and boosting fare enforcement without police involvement.
Maryland Could Cut Transit Funding, Citing Budget Gap
The governor says the state remains committed to its major transit projects, but may need to reduce service to meet a growing financial shortfall.
Opinion: Microtransit Isn’t the Answer to Transit Woes
On-demand services can’t scale successfully without massive government subsidies, and could obscure the impacts of car-centric sprawl.
The State of Public Transit Ridership Across the US
Ridership recovery is an uphill battle for transit agencies across the nation, but some metro areas have made progress.
San Diego Trolley Nation’s Most Popular Light Rail
The system's ridership benefited from an extension project and free transit for youth.
Federal Loan Programs Offer Billions for TOD
USDOT is encouraging developers to take advantage of loans aimed at supporting the building of multifamily buildings near transit lines.
Report: Transit Safety Begins With Better Service
Transit riders want more frequent service, less police.
Portland ‘BRT Light’ Line Shows Promise
Despite not having fully dedicated bus lanes, Portland’s new ‘light’ bus rapid transit line is significantly reducing travel times.
The Trouble With Transit Funding
The roots of the current U.S. transit crisis go deeper than the Covid-19 pandemic.
Impending ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Doom DC Transit’s Dramatic Improvement Efforts
Without additional funding, the region’s transit agency could be forced to reverse key changes that have improved service in the past year.
Chicago Transit Releases 2024 Budget
The agency projects modest ridership growth while aiming to make long-term investments in bus and rail improvements.
Opinion: How to Save D.C. Transit
Ridership data shows that many D.C. transit users depend on the service, despite a drop in ridership. The system needs changes—and funding—to have a future.
Post-Pandemic Travel Patterns Call for Different Transit Schedules
As remote work and changed commuting patterns endure, transit agencies are shifting their focus to serve a wider variety of riders.
Houston Metro Adds Shuttle Buses, Trains for Beyoncé Concert
Transit surges during major concerts and sporting events are becoming a trend, prompting cities to add specialized transit service to handle extra crowds.
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