Comment 94822

By Noted (anonymous) | Posted November 17, 2013 at 20:36:47 in reply to Comment 94800

"I read an article recently in the London Free Press where it was reported that London loses most of its student population upon graduation. One of the reasons mention was transportation... London, Ontario's council holds the same attitude toward transportation as Hamilton."


Maybe it's the shock of having to pay full adult fare upon leaving PSE that bums them out? Even so, London Transit Ridership seems to leave most of its peers eating dust. Between 2006 and 2011, LT's ridership growth was five times that of the HSR.


LARGE ONTARIO TRANSIT SYSTEMS

2006 Ridership / 2011 Ridership / % Growth / # Growth

Brampton: 10,139,107 / 16,328,909 / +68.6% / +6,189,802 new riders
Durham Region: 6,942,129 / 9,792,256 / +41.1% / +2,850,127 new riders
London: 18,710,000 / 22,436,392 / +20.4% / +3,725,948 new riders
York Region: 17,108,258 / 19,784,179 / +17.6% / + 2,675,921 new riders
St Catharines: 4,752,760 / 5,559,331 / +17.4% / +806,571 new riders
Mississauga: 29,022,030 / 32,863,821 / +13.7% / + 3,841,791 new riders
Ottawa: 91,839,276 / 103,500,481 / +13.0% / +11,661,205 new riders
Hamilton: 21,165,302 / 21,882,479 / +3.4% / +717,177 new riders

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