Ridership

Houston's Plan to Get an Amazing New Bus System for No New Money

By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.

Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

The Numbers Behind America's Mass Transit Resurgence

2013 saw 10.7 billion passenger trips, the highest in almost 60 years.

10 Years of London Underground Ridership Data in One Map

A picture of growth across space and time.

How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service

Mark Aesch brings a private-sector mindset to public transportation — and so far it's working.

Visualizing How Poorly Amtrak's Route Network Serves Most of the U.S.

Some cities, you just can't reach.

A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.

Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive