Recent Decline in Public Transportation Ridership: Analysis, Causes, Responses

The objectives of this research are to (1) help public transportation agencies better understand changes in ridership under specific operating circumstances, (2) identify and compare strategies to increase ridership or mitigate declines in specific service areas or corridors,  and (3) develop clear guidance on how public transportation agencies can apply these research findings.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-43

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355
  • Principal Investigators:

    Watkins, Kari

  • Start Date: 20190117
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200716
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01667912
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-43
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2018 3:14PM