3-Part Guide to Improving Transit Ridership
To build a thriving transit system, making thoughtful, rider-centric transportation investments will lead to more benefits down the road not only for your agency but also for the overall community. If your agency is looking to increase transit ridership, TransitCenter, an organization committed to advancing urban mobility, has narrowed down three major factors that affect ridership:
- Speed – Prioritize transit vehicles on the roadways with dedicated lanes and implement advanced fare collection systems for faster boarding
- Frequency and Reliability – Keep riders in the loop with real-time ETA information and create an integrated network of services that make transit easy to use for riders
- Walkability and Accessibility – Establish transit centers, stops and hubs in highly populated, walkable locations
Making your riders the focus of your transit ideas and planning will lead to a more vibrant and useful system that increases transit ridership. If your agency is looking to update its transit systems for a stronger rider base, check out TransitCenter’s Transit Ridership Recipe.