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January 31, 2020
All Ridership Is Super Local

Researchers at the MBTA have developed a model to examine how spatial, service, and demographic factors affect transit ridership at the neighborhood level.

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December 4, 2019
The Network Effect: Richmond’s Transit Evolution

In Richmond, transit ridership has gone up by 17% following a bus network redesign and the debut of The Pulse, a center-running busway with all-day frequent service on the system's trunk route.

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April 25, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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April 23, 2019
Introducing Transit Insights, a Visual Tool to Track Transit Ridership in American Cities

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.

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February 27, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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February 13, 2019
Who’s on Board? Riders Explain Why They’re Using Transit Less — And How to Win Them Back

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.

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November 14, 2018
Growing Up and Away From Transit

Early this decade, transit agencies benefited from the entrance into the workplace of transit-loving young people. Some of those riders may now “age away” from transit, unless cities and transit agencies adapt.

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June 15, 2018
Transit-Oriented Development is More Transit-Oriented When It’s Affordable Housing

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.

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June 7, 2018
SFMTA’s Experiment with Real-Time Information

The SFMTA is undertaking an ambitious new program to improve real-time information for transit customers, making it easier to choose transit in one of the nation’s most diverse mobility ecosystems

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