Gas Prices, LA Metro Ridership And More

Streetsblog’s Damien Newton and Joe Linton write an interesting blog on a recent USC study suggesting that when gas prices fall so does transit ridership. They quote LA Metro blogger Steve Hymon who writes that despite this finding, which is echoed by other studies, the American Public Transportation Association has been making the case that in places (like LA) that are expanding their transit systems this is no longer true. Newton and Linton point out that, nonetheless, ridership is dropping in LA County, and that some say this is because of new laws allowing undocumented residents to obtain drivers licenses. (We would add it has to do with the Great Recession and loss of jobs.) All in all an interesting read HERE.


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