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June 4, 2018
Increasing Transit’s Market Share: An Interview with the MBTA’s Laurel Paget-Seekins

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.

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May 29, 2018
Service Matters: Examining Ridership Trends in 25 North American Cities Over Time

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.

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May 15, 2018
Flex V. Fixed: An Experiment in On-Demand Transit

AC Transit has launched an on-demand transit pilot as part of an effort to address declining ridership, improve service quality, and redesign its network in low-density, low-demand areas.

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May 1, 2018
TransitCenter’s NTD Transit Ridership Analysis, 2002-2017

We're excited to make the raw data from our recent transit ridership analysis publicly available! 

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April 4, 2018
Ridership Map Tutorial

Are you a transit advocate, data journalist or map nerd?

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March 13, 2018
Transit Moneyball: How Targeted Fare Policies Can Build Ridership

When it comes to increasing transit ridership, fare policy is an underutilized strategic tool. But a few transit agencies are demonstrating how it can be used to attract (or in some cases, repel) transit riders.

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January 29, 2018
Lessons on Ridership, from the National Literature

Transit and elected officials experiencing ridership losses in recent years need to better understand what’s causing those declines before they can reverse them.

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December 18, 2017
A New Ridership Map To Explore Transit Trends, Locally

We are excited to debut a new tool that makes it easy for transit advocates, researchers, and journalists to better understand what’s going on with ridership in their region.

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November 14, 2017
In Portland, Economic Displacement May Be A Driver of Transit Ridership Loss

Like many transit agencies across the country, TriMet, the transit district serving the Portland, OR, metro region, has seen a recent loss in ridership, principally on its bus system.

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