- 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. Both September
and October 2014 have shown rising bus activity followed by a
sharp decline in December 2014 with 3.6 million riders recorded
– over 94,000 riders less than the previous December.
- 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. Ridership picked up in the previous quarter ending
September 2014, but passenger rates are still roughly 10 percent
lower than in 2013.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin toll roads have trended upward through 2013, and
combined the roads have seen roughly 2.1 percent increases in
usage from 2013 to 2014 for the full year. December 2014 transactions
on the Foothill road increased by over 4,300 since the previous
year, and San Joaquin is over 3,400 users above its ridership
from the previous December.