Falling transit ridership poses an ‘emergency’ for cities, experts fear

Falling transit ridership poses an ‘emergency’ for cities, experts fear

"Transit ridership fell in 31 of 35 major metropolitan areas in the United States last year, including the seven cities that serve the majority of riders, with losses largely stemming from buses but punctuated by reliability issues on systems such as Metro, according to an annual overview of public transit usage."

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Public transit ridership hit it's lowest point since 2006 in 2017.

Transportation experts are aware of the declining public transit ridership and likely uptick in technology and easier ways to travel through rideshare.

Seattle is an example of a city who has seen increasing ridership and a wide expansion of spending in transportation services for their ever-growing housing and job supply in the core of the City.

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