Public Transit News and Current Happenings

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phop
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby phop » June 12th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Can see the breakdown here:

https://metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetin ... eport.aspx

The worst gap relative to 2018 was January. Looks like a decrease in that month of >10%, significantly worse than February and March.

MinnMonkey
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby MinnMonkey » June 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm

I wonder how much the SuperBowl had on the increase in transit usage in 2018.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby kellonathan » June 12th, 2019, 4:23 pm

There are plenty of things to blame for why the ridership declined, but if we're going to blame the weather, we should also add the AADT count or traffic count to see how much ridership declined compared to that of the general auto traffic.

Some people just don't travel if the weather is bad, period, and we shouldn't blame transit for that.
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Bakken2016 » June 12th, 2019, 4:24 pm

Rail and BRT were up in May 2019 over 2018, so I think it was just a bad quarter due to the weather and closures!


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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby kellonathan » June 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm

That being said, I wonder the degree of impact of Hennepin > Nicollet detours (compared to that of previous Nicollet > Hennepin detours) on ridership. The detours have been making the service slower, less reliable, and less legible.

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Whatever happened to the detours when the farmers markets happen on Nicollet? (Sorry, I'm based out of town and I may be out of touch on the current happenings here.)
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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Silophant » June 12th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Northbound buses detour over to 2nd Ave S from 9:30-3:30, then again from 6:30-7:30. Southbound buses stay on Nicollet. High-quality transit right there.

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Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Postby Qhaberl » June 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm

Will be interesting to see what happens to ridership on the new C line.


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