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Death Spiral

August 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Netflix show Patriot Act, starring Hasan Minhaj, assigns blame for the current state of public transit.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
November 26, 2018, 5am PST
A New York transit advocate says the MTA is entering a "death spiral" of reduced service and higher fares that will lead to fewer riders and then additional reduced service and higher fares.
The Guardian
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic
May 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Buses are often the best tool for making a dynamic, equitable city, but they're in a period of decline that shouldn't be allowed to become a death spiral.
CityLab
April 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The 40-year-old system, second busiest in the nation after New York's, has seen ridership decline since 2010 as the region grows. A major cause is "frequency delays." The Washington Post reporters state that the subway has entered a death spiral.
The Washington Post