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TriMet Board To Learn Why Ridership Is Dropping


According to TriMet, ridership is falling across the entire public transit system. 

According to TriMet, ridership is falling across the entire public transit system. 

Portland Tribune

The TriMet board of directors is scheduled to receive a briefing on ridership trends as trips on the regional transit system are declining.

The analysis will be presented by Bernie Bottomly, TriMet’s executive director of public affairs, at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

The agency’s most recent monthy report says systemwide ridership decreased 2.7 percent in July compared to the prior year’s level. Weekly boardings decreased 0.9 percent on buses, 4.8 percent on MAX, 7.8 percent on WES and 2.3 percent on LIFT/Cab.

According to the report, July 2017 revenues were $9.4 million, a 2.1 percent decline from the prior year level.

Read more at the Portland Tribune.

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