Analyzing Trends in the Provision and Use of Public Transit Service in California

Research Team: Brian Taylor (lead), Mike Manville, and Evelyn Blumenberg

UC Campus(es): UCLA

Problem Statement: Transit ridership in California is falling despite investment and policy intervention. A recent study by the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies found that increases in access to cars has driven decreases in transit ridership in Southern California. But does this trend also apply to the Bay Area?

Project Description: This project provides seed funding toward addressing two follow on research questions: 1. Does the trend of increasing vehicle availability also apply in the Bay Area? 2. What are the causes behind the increase in vehicle availability in the SCAG region?

Status: In Progress

Budget: $54,400

Project Partner(s): Southern California Association of Governments, Metropolitan Transportation Commission