- Orange County Transportation
Authority bus ridership levels have been drastically reduced since
2008. Although fiscal year 2011-2012 showed some slight growth,
2012-2013 showed a slight decline. Ridership in May 2014 reached
4.168 million for the month, an increase of 48,000 riders since
April 2014 but trailing the previous May’s ridership by 209,000.
- 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 3.7 percent increases in
usage from 2013 to 2014 thus far. June 2014 transactions on both
Foothill and San Joaquin are both significantly higher than at
the beginning of 2014. Foothill toll road activity held relatively
even from May to June 2014, while ridership increased slightly
month-over-month for San Joaquin, resulting in a combined 231,091
toll road users for the month of June 2014.