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Falling transit ridership

2018-02-01 17:30:29.188049+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Californians: You're buying more cars, here's what that means to mass transit:

“This is a critical issue for our region. Falling ridership increases congestion. Already, six of the 10 most congested roadways are in Los Angeles County,” Ikhrata said. More vehicles mean more air pollutants and greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere, he added.

The study is Falling Transit Ridership: California and Southern California (PDF), by Michael Manville, Brian D Taylor and Evelyn Blumenberg, It mentions a lot of the usual suspects, and that:

While all of these factors probably play some role, we conclude that the most significant factor is increased motor vehicle access, particularly among low-income households that have traditionally supplied the region with its most frequent and reliable transit users.

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