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BART System Ridership Has Declined By 10 Million Over 5 Years
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:51:20 PM »

BART System Ridership Has Declined By 10 Million Over 5 Years

I’ve written before about the problems on BART trains which include rising crime and a substantial increase in the number of homeless people using the trains as a moving shelter (and occasionally a bathroom). Not surprisingly, those and other problems have led to a substantial decrease in ridership.

Though trains continue to fill during rush hour, fewer people are riding BART to museums, parks or shopping centers.

Outside the peak commute times, ridership plummeted — from 62.2 million in 2015 to 52.7 million last year…

... The primary reasons: They’re not traveling to places served by the rail system, and weekend rail service is too sparse.

Yet they also cited misgivings about crime, filth and homeless people seeking shelter on the rail system, which, according to the survey, were a bigger deterrent than service delays, the cost of fares or disruptions from weekend track repair.

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