In response, TransitCenter launched the Ridership Initiative — an ongoing exploration of transit ridership trends, what’s driving those trends, and how city and agency leaders can respond. We hope to foster a more nuanced understanding of transit ridership and create a constructive dialog around how to preserve and build more ridership in cities across the U.S.
This page will serve as a clearinghouse for resources and case studies about transit ridership in cities across the US, including an interactive map allowing users to explore ridership trends at the Metropolitan Statistical Area.
This is an ongoing and collaborative research effort, so we would love to hear from you about opportunities to work together — whether you have a research question, an interesting case study to promote, a collaboration to propose, or a constructive critique to offer about our work to date. If you have ideas or comments, or you’re interested in getting involved/staying in the loop as the Ridership Initiative moves forward, email us: email@example.com