- 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. Bus ridership has recovered
since its sharp decline in June 2013, reaching 4,235,000 estimated
riders per month in September 2013.
- 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 March 2013 with an
estimated 342,322 rides combined across the three major Metrolink
routes: Orange County Line, Inland Empire – Orange County, and
the 91 Line.
- Both Foothill and San Joaquin toll roads hit significant lows in January 2013,
though both are beginning to trend upward, with sustained growth
throughout the majority of 2013. September saw a drastic drop
in toll road usage, however, with San Joaquin Toll Road falling
by 3,883 average daily transactions to an average of 71,605 in
September 2013. Foothill / Eastern Toll Road transactions hit
their highest annual point in May 2013, and have also fallen from
August to September 2013 to an average of 152,246 daily transactions.