the passengers who use a given public transportation system, as buses or trains, or the number of such passengers.
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How to use ridership in a sentence
Transit agencies across the nation have been hit hard during a pandemic that has ravaged their ridership and budgets.Morning Report: Federal Court’s Jury Selection Plan Draws Scrutiny | Voice of San Diego | January 22, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The losses are driven by low ridership, which on the rail system has rarely risen above 30 percent of pre-pandemic levels.Metro is planning normal service this year, but hoping for a cash infusion in 2022 | Justin George | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Officials previously have said they might seek more federal assistance at that time to bridge the gap unless ridership rebounds.Metro to lower its annual subsidy request from Washington-area jurisdictions | Justin George | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Of its 15 long-distance routes, the Crescent ranked 10th in ridership in the 2019 fiscal year, with 295,000 riders — or roughly 400 per trip per day — costing Amtrak $36 million more than it brought in.Aboard Amtrak’s Crescent, surprising comfort and welcome seclusion on a slow train to Mississippi | Scott Butterworth | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
With overall mobility revenue down 53% year-over-year, the ride-hailing and delivery giant, which remains unprofitable, also has a dire need to ramp up ridership, particularly once online restaurant orders start to come down back to earth.Uber is trying to win back ridership with a kinder, gentler image | Michelle Cheng | December 19, 2020 | Quartz
Subway ridership is increasing, he added, and commuters are becoming more judgmental.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway | Kevin Zawacki | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its daily ridership averages under 7,000, and runs along 10 routes.
The passenger-rail behemoth sucks up more taxpayer dollars than ever, and its ridership gains are merely a blip.Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die | Jim Epstein | November 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When dedicated safe bike lanes are established in our cities, female ridership goes up dramatically compared with male ridership.