- Orange County Transportation
Authority bus ridership levels have been drastically
reduced since 2008. Although fiscal year 2011-2012
showed some slight growth, the following two
years have shown slight declines. This trend
has persisted in FY 2015-2016 where total
bus ridership was measured at 43,271,545,
a nearly 8 percent reduction compared to FY
2014-2015 and staggering reduction of 33 percent
compared to FY 2008-2009.
- After muted bus ridership growth
in the beginning of 2015 was followed by a
large jump in ridership during the month of
March; bus ridership levels have experienced
a downward trend going into the end of the
year. For the month of December 2016, OCTA
registered 3,059,531 riders which represents
a decrease of 233,842 riders compared to November
2016 levels and a decrease of 344,539 riders
compared to December 2015 ridership levels.
- Metrolink ridership rates have
shown great performance in 2013, but struggled
slightly through 2014 with declining usage.
In December 2015, the average ridership for
the Orange County line decreased from 184,510
in November 2015 to 182,626 in December 2015,
a decrease of 1.0 percent. For the Inland
Empire to Orange County line, ridership decreased
from 89,449 to 87,302, a decrease of 2.4 percent.
And finally for the 91 line, ridership decreased
from 56,456 in November 2015 to 55,873 in
December 2015, a decrease of 1.0 percent.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin
toll roads have trended upward through 2014
and into 2015. In March 2017, transactions
on the Foothill toll road totaled 195,901
representing an increase of 14,154 since March
2016 and an increase of 11,889 over the previous
month; and the San Joaquin toll road transactions
totaled 93,463 representing an increase of
5,587 transactions compared to the previous
year yet an increase of 9,824 compared to
the previous month.