- 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. Ridership
in July 2014 reached nearly 4.1 million for the month, an increase
of 205,537 riders since June 2014 but trailing the previous July’s
ridership by 54,471.
- Metrolink ridership rates have widely fluctuated since July 2008, but have reached
four-year highs in 2012 overall. Metrolink ridership growth has
shown great performance in 2013, peaking in September 2013 with
an estimated 352,654 weekday rides combined across the three major
Metrolink routes: Orange County Line, Inland Empire – Orange County,
and the 91 Line. The past nine months have seen declining ridership
rates, ending June 2014 with 298,282 combined riders – a decline
of nearly 25,000 since the previous June.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin toll roads have trended upward through 2013, and
combined the roads have seen roughly 2.7 percent increases in
usage from 2013 to 2014 thus far. July 2014 transactions on both
Foothill and San Joaquin are both significantly higher than at
the beginning of 2014, and San Joaquin toll usage has hit a 2014
high with 76,213 average daily transactions. Foothill toll road
activity declined by 600 average daily transactions since June
2014 to a July 2014 total of 156,020. Both toll roads have increasing
year-over-year usage rates.