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Redesigns in Other Cities

Columbus, OH (COTA)
Transit Center, July 13, 2017

With the redesign, COTA says 100,000 additional Columbus residents are within a five minute walk of transit that comes every 15 minutes or better, and 110,000 more jobs are within a five-minute walk of transit. Saturday service increased by 50% and Sunday service increased by 120%.

Jacksonville, FL (JTA)
Jacksonville Daily Record, April 24, 2015

Based on data collected by the authority between Dec. 1, the day the new route system went into effect, and March 31, ridership is up 6 percent overall. That’s about 200,000 more riders, compared to usage before the new system was implemented. It was the most comprehensive redesign of mass transit in Jacksonville in more than 30 years.

Houston, TX (Houston Metro)
Medium, April 18, 2017

In less than a year, ridership shot up by 2.3%, which sounds modest until you consider that almost every major city in America saw a decrease in ridership in the same 2015–2016 time period (for many reasons). Moreover, Houston was undergoing a small recession at the time. Fewer jobs, fewer commutes.

Orange County (OCTA)
Streetsblog Cal, November 20, 2017

OCTA launched a multileveled overhaul of its bus system–OC Bus 360°–last year, and the results are showing positive signs. While bus ridership declined by three percent countywide, bus ridership on routes in core areas of the county where service was improved was up 19.6 percent as of September 2017.