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... 10 Transit agencies in the United States operate in a wide variety of environments, from small towns to mega regions, where decades of urban development have shaped the way people travel. This context affects not only the contributors to changing transit ridership, but also which strategies may be effective at offsetting ridership declines.
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... Research Approach 11 • Dedicated ROW modes included heavy rail, light rail, monorail, and hybrid rail. Dedicated ROW services only included systems with 1 million or more unlinked passenger trips per year.
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... Figure 4. Map of mixed traffic transit regions by cluster.
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... Research Approach 13 Clusters -- Dedicated Right-of-Way Modes The resulting dedicated ROW clusters are described below. Figure 5 delineates the clusters for metropolitan areas operating dedicated ROW services with at least 1 million trips per year.
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... 14 Analysis of Recent Public Transit Ridership Trends Ridership Trends It is important to understand how ridership is changing according to changes in service levels, population, and transit-dependent population, as these are the major factors traditionally influencing transit ridership. Therefore, for each mixed traffic and dedicated ROW cluster, a trend analysis was performed to examine the relationship between transit ridership and these three factors.

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