Opinion: Better fare media, please

Appearing on change.org recently was a petition that calls on Ann Arbor's public transit board to make it easier for kids to board public buses, and claim the reduced fare to which they're entitled. Specifically, the petition calls  on the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's board of directors "to revise its current policy on student fares … Continue reading Opinion: Better fare media, please

Transit Data: 2018 is on track for record rail ridership through Ann Arbor station

Based on data from the Michigan Department of Transportation, 113,783 passengers got on and off Amtrak trains at the Ann Arbor station in the first three quarters of this year. That's about 5,000 more riders than last year's nine-month total of 108,327. In 2017 the full-year ridership total was 150,176—which was the highest number recorded over the last roughly … Continue reading Transit Data: 2018 is on track for record rail ridership through Ann Arbor station

Transit Data: Bloomington, IN

Based on data from the National Transit Database, ridership on the public bus system in Bloomington, Indiana, has trended slightly downward in the three years since 2014. After peaking at 3.51 million riders in 2014, the annual figure has slipped to 3.49 million (2015),  3.45 million (2016), and 3.30 million (2017). Ridership grew by 70 … Continue reading Transit Data: Bloomington, IN