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Old Posted Jun 14, 2019, 5:00 PM
galleyfox galleyfox is offline
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Originally Posted by woodrow View Post
Future growth? I actually did not know that ridership is dropping. That surprises me, given the explosive growth of the west loop. Any theories about why it is dropping?

Right now, if you miss a westbound train, you can be waiting a long time, and then you get on a very crowded train. Admittedly I am talking about State/Lake which is one of the last loop stations and is very crowded.
The neighborhoods beyond the West Loop are still losing population, and even if they were gentrified, wealthier residents are still more likely to favor cars than public transit outside of rush hour. Uber and Lyft and easy access to cars in general is hammering public transit during off-peak hours around the nation.
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