Understanding why ridership is rising in some places but not in others is critical to formulating effective transit policy. That's why we've created Transit Insights, a new tool that combines information from the National Transit Database, the U.S. Census, and the route maps at Transit.Land.Read More
Public officials can’t throw up their hands and claim there’s nothing they can do about falling transit ridership. Despite strong headwinds, they can win back riders.Read More
Our latest Ridership Initiative guest post about equitable transit-oriented development comes to us from Eleni Bardaka, an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, and John Hersey, a senior TOD associate at Denver’s RTD.Read More
This Ridership Initiative post, an interview with MBTA Director of Fare Policy and Analytics Laurel Paget-Seekins, is our latest showcasing the voices of transit agency staff who are working to understand and respond to declining ridership in their system.
While many factors influence transit ridership, a study from McGill University highlights the most important one: cities must properly fund their public transit operations, especially bus services, to ensure a steady increase in ridership.