Ridership

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
December 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.
Next City
December 1, 2017, 1pm PST
After years of ridership growth, New York subways have seen a decline in passengers. Some see service failures as a reason for the slip.
The New York Times
August 29, 2017, 2pm PDT
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.
The Wall Street Journal
August 23, 2017, 10am PDT
Commute data for one of the nation's premier rail transit systems, revealed.
Greater Greater Washington
August 15, 2017, 8am PDT
After launching in 2013, the bikeshare system in Columbus, called, CoGo, has expanded facilities and increased ridership. Profitability is expected soon, too.
Columbus Business First
July 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Finally, good news regarding public transit ridership in Los Angeles, where the Expo Line connection to Santa Monica has very quickly outpaced its projections.
Urbanize LA
June 30, 2017, 6am PDT
SPUR has a created a toolbox of resources and ideas for how to figure out what transit users want, because not all transit users are the same.
SPUR
May 22, 2017, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
The Source
April 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
Bikeshare is still fairly new in Los Angeles, located mostly around downtown before expanding to the rest of the city. So far, however, residents have been slow to adopt the system.
KPCC
April 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The gas tax bill couldn't pass soon enough for the Bay Area's metro system. Service cuts and fare increases, scheduled for approval April 13, were greatly reduced due to an unexpected $16 million BART will receive, and the bill has yet to be signed!
SF Gate
March 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
Track repairs and inconsistent service have lead to a 14 percent decrease in ridership, enough to wipe out the year's gains of all other U.S. rail systems put together.
Washingtonian