- 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 March 2014 reached
4.21 million for the month, slightly behind the 4.36 million riders
during the previous March.
- 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 rides combined across the three major Metrolink
routes: Orange County Line, Inland Empire – Orange County, and
the 91 Line. The past six months have seen declining ridership
rates, ending March 2014 with 310,442 combined riders – a decline
of over 32,000 since the previous March.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin toll roads have trended upward through 2013, both
with roughly 14 percent increases in usage since the beginning
of the year. April 2014 transactions on both Foothill and San
Joaquin have noticeably increased since the beginning of 2014,
with over 160,000 average daily transactions for Foothill/Eastern,
and over 74,000 for San Joaquin.