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BART Has Lost About 10M Night And Weekend Riders In 4 Years

San Francisco Chronicle-


BART has lost nearly 10 million night and weekend riders in just four years, at a time when the region is enthusiastically promoting a “Transit First” philosophy.

Data from the four-county rail system shows the disconnect between Bay Area transportation habits and purported Bay Area values. Though trains continue to fill up 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 passengers in 2015 to 52.7 million last year.

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