Definition of ridership
: the number of persons who ride a system of public transportation
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Faced with dire financial circumstances during the Spanish recession that started in 2008, Barcelona transit officials opted to borrow more money rather than cut service that could dampen ridership in the long-term.
With gas prices low, transit ridership in Charlotte overall has declined, especially on express routes where many passengers could choose to drive.
But the association has had to cutback some of the shuttle service's routes in recent years, while Pace underwent a bus restructuring two years ago after ridership dipped throughout its six-county service area.
Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said in a statement Wednesday that the steps were necessary because a judge ordered further study of the project's ridership estimates.
Our business is optimized around revenue and expenses as opposed to ridership.
The system is fraying under record ridership, and trains are breaking down more frequently.
How, even when overall ridership is declining slightly, the Sprinter does not make way for bikes and wheelchairs to coexist is disconcerting, to say the least.
Several agencies reported that thousands of riders were attracted by the 100%-off deals, but others reported to the San Francisco Chronicle that the ridership remained about the same.
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