Bad news for transit keeps rolling in. Transit ridership declined in 34 of the 40 largest metropolitan areas over the past three years. While ridership routinely fluctuates in response to economic upturns and downturns and other trends, this decline seems more profound.
Study links rising SoCal car ownership with decline in transit ridership
The six-county region added 2.1 million household vehicles between the years 2000 and 2015, a car increase that nearly quadruples the rate of the preceding decade.