- 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 2016-2017 where total
bus ridership was measured at 39,650,418,
an 8.4 percent reduction compared to FY 2015-2016
and staggering reduction of 38 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 April 2018, OCTA registered
3,269,091 riders which represents a decrease
of 34,740 riders compared to March 2018 levels
and a decrease of 19,078 riders compared to
April 2017 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 2016
and 2017. In May 2018, transactions on the
Foothill toll road totaled 193,598 representing
an increase of 1,202 since May 2017 and an
increase of 622 over the previous month; and
the San Joaquin toll road transactions totaled
90,036 in May 2018 representing a decrease
of 234 transactions compared to the previous
year yet an increase of 1,928 transactions
compared to the previous month.