Time & Location
28 Sept 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am HKT
About the Event
Public investment in public transit in the United States has been growing in the 21st century, particularly in its most populous and wealthiest state: California. However, ridership on buses and trains has been eroding since the start of the Great Recession in the late 2s. As observed, recovery from COVID-19 pandemic has been slow. This talk explores the many dimensions of lagging ridership prior to, during, and coming out of the pandemic in California, in spite of many impressive investments in and improvements to transit service. It will also examine what might be done to revive transit use in the months and years ahead, and what lessons the California experience may have for other places which would have the similar situation.