Ridership

February 18, 2017, 9am PST
That's a small price to pay to bring a $150 million system to a standstill.
WCPO
January 31, 2017, 9am PST
The Downtown Commuter Survey saw an uptick in 'drive alones' among commuters who work in the city.
5280
January 28, 2017, 1pm PST
Bus ridership in the Tampa Bay region dropped for the first time after six straight years of growth.
Tampa Bay Times
October 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Eliot Njus reports on underwhelming ridership figures for the MAX Orange Line light rail service between Portland and Milwaukie. "Forecasts used to help justify federal funding for the project called for 17,000 average weekday trips in 2016. The
The Oregonian
October 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Following an 11 percent drop in ridership in the last quarter, transportations experts are left scratching their heads as to where D.C.'s Metrorail riders have gone.
The Washington Post
August 9, 2016, 6am PDT
It's been six months since the D.C. Streetcar finally opened after years of planning and delays. So far, so good for the performance of the line, and now District DOT has some decisions to make regarding the near future of the line.
WAMU
August 2, 2016, 9am PDT
With weekend riders leading the way, the Kansas City Streetcar is surpassing ridership expectations three months into its existence.
The Kansas City Star
August 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Human Transit
October 10, 2014, 11am PDT
Early reviews and returns on Tucson's Modern Streetcar appear positive, according to an article for Arizona Public Media.
Arizona Public Radio
July 12, 2014, 5am PDT
Payton Chung summarizes a new report from the Transportation Research Board that reveals the indicators of successful transit projects.
Streetsblog USA
May 15, 2014, 1pm PDT
City staff recently released revised first-day ridership projections for a proposed subway in Vancouver. The numbers seem astronomical and a strong support for the cause. But can the project get the finding it needs?
Globe and Mail
December 27, 2013, 11am PST
After more than a decade of rail successes, the city that leads the nation in per-capita transit spending has experienced a transit setback. Early data for Salt Lake City's first streetcar line indicates much lower-than-expected ridership.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 15, 2013, 5am PDT
For the tenth time in eleven years, Amtrak hit another historic high in ridership in FY 2013. While overall ridership was up one percent, revenues were up more than 4 percent.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
July 30, 2013, 5am PDT
The half-mile circle has become the standard metric for focusing planning efforts and judging the impacts of transit-oriented development. A new study examines whether the half-mile circle is an effective predictor of TOD success.
Access
July 16, 2013, 5am PDT
As many planners know, building next to transit doesn't guarantee a project will have the ridership boosting effects envisioned by proponents of such developments. A new tool seeks to provide an objective measurement of TOD effectiveness.
the transport politic
May 4, 2013, 1pm PDT
After an inauspicious start, L.A.'s Expo Line may surpass its 2020 ridership projections by the end of this year. The line has proved popular with those headed to work, school, and entertainment destinations; without stealing riders from bus routes.
Neon Tommy
March 1, 2013, 10am PST
A new report from the Brookings Institution delves into the ridership and financial winners (and losers) for America's largest intercity rail operator. Last year, Amtrak made money on its 26 routes shorter than 400 miles.
The Washington Post
October 10, 2012, 2pm PDT
The subject of recent politically charged threats, the rail carrier surpassed its record for annual passengers for the ninth time in ten years. Ridership has grown a total of 49 percent since 2000.
Transportation Nation
May 23, 2012, 6am PDT
Eric Jaffe examines the unusual success of transit in Broward County, Florida, proving that a little route planning goes a long way.
The Atlantic Cities
March 24, 2012, 5am PDT
In spite of international recognition from planners and transit officials, Bogotá's bus rapid transit system faced riots this month over high fares and overcrowding, Eric Jaffe reports.
The Atlantic Cities