- 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 above 4,200,000
estimated riders per month in August 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. San Joaquin Toll Road has hit
75,488 average daily transactions in August 2013, the highest
for the year thus far. Foothill / Eastern Toll Road transactions
hit their highest annual point in May 2013. Despite a slight drop
in July 2013, they are continually ascending and nearly matching
May 2013 levels of activity.