- 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 2014-2015 where total
bus ridership was measured at 47,069,457,
a nearly 4 percent reduction compared to FY
2013-2014 and staggering reduction of 27 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 January 2016, OCTA
registered 3,250,194 riders which represents
a decrease of 153,876 compared to December
2015 levels and a decrease of 491,210 riders
compared to January 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 February 2016 transactions
on the Foothill toll road increased by 11,925
since February 2015, and the San Joaquin toll
road is 7,566 users above its ridership for
the same time period.