May 7, 2018

Transit ridership dropping

Planetizen -  Around the United States, transit ridership is falling. Disappearing bus riders in particular have driven big drops in Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and 31 of 35 large American metro areas. "Researchers concluded factors such as lower fuel costs, increased teleworking, higher car ownership and the rise of alternatives such as Uber and Lyft are pulling people off trains and buses at record levels," Faiz Siddiqui reports for The Washington Post.

"Exceptions to the trend: Seattle, Phoenix and Houston, which either expanded transit coverage and boosted service or underwent ambitious network overhauls, as in Houston’s case," Siddiqui reports.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where I live buses are really expensive for many low income people. In cases like this it is the transit service itself that is actively lowering ridership.