From CTV NEWSOriginally Posted by CTV News
A 3% increase seems significant by US standards. What is the total percentage of transit ridership?
I don't know about Canada-wide. Here in Ottawa peak-hour ridership (i.e. commuters) is 17%, with a target set in the Transportation Master Plan of 30% by the year 2020. I believe the % is significantly higher in Toronto and Montreal.Originally Posted by makeinu
Nah, I want to know Canada-wide. Even the US has high transit ridership in some cities.Originally Posted by patc
Like I said before, I don't know the Canada-wide data. Google is your friend.Originally Posted by makeinu
It took me a bit of time to find this but here it is.Google is your friend
Originally Posted by http://www.cutaactu.ca/sites/cutaactu.ca/files/IssuePaper12E.pdf
Public ridership goes up every year here in Lansing, ahead of population increases. Last year there were 10 million bus trips, in a service area of about 220,000 people.
The crucial need now is to incorporate the newer suburbs into the transit system.
"Think Outside the Cage"
You know, I recall how dollaramas looked like a few years ago, these are stores where everything cost 1$. Well they were never really crowded. But these days they have lines at the cash registers and several people in every isle. I'm guessing there may well be a link with this and an increase in mass transit usage. More poor people with less money to waste on things like cars and brand name cleaning products.