The Stark (and Hopeful) Facts About Bus Ridership

The Stark (and Hopeful) Facts About Bus Ridership

The reality is that bus ridership is plummeting across the country. Who is doing it right? This article highlights the details of the ebb and flow of transit ridership in the US.

Key findings

Bus ridership decreased 5% from 2016-2017 according to the FTA.

METRO Houston completely redesigned their system resulting in only a 0.01% drop in ridership, they are out-performing their competitors.

Increased on boarding and off-loading efficiency can increase speeds, block less traffic, and encourage more ridership.

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