Declining Ridership

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
January 29, 2018, 8am PST
Bus riders, comprising about three-quarters of Los Angeles Metro ridership, declined 21 percent since 2013, But it wasn't just bus routes—two light rail lines also lost riders.
Los Angeles Times
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
November 17, 2017, 9am PST
Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.
The Baltimore Sun
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
July 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Orange County is dealing with falling transit use, and its transit authority is looking for ways to stay afloat.
Voice of Orange County
May 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Strapped for cash and faced with rapidly declining ridership, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is reorganizing its service in the hopes of stopping the bleeding.
The Mercury News