Transit Blues in the Golden State: Analyzing Recent California Ridership Trends

From 2014 to 2018, California lost over 165 million annual public transit boardings, a drop of over 11 percent. This report for Caltrans examines transit in California in the 2010s and the factors behind its falling ridership.

Read the full Policy Brief below.  For more information, Transit Blues in the Golden State Website.

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Authors

• Jacob Wasserman, Research Project Manager, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Brian D. Taylor, PhD, FAICP, Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy; Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Evelyn Blumenberg, PhD, Professor of Urban Planning; Director, UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
• Mark Garrett, PhD, JD, Research Consultant, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Andrew Schouten, PhD, Assistant Professor of Policy Science, Ritsumeikan University; Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Hannah King, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Julene Paul, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
• Madeline Ruvolo, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies