North Texas transit ridership remains low

North Texas transit ridership remains low compared to the previous year and has stayed flat, according to data recently presented to the Regional Transportation Council.

Michael Morris, Transportation director with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), presented regional transportation data to the RTC during its Nov. 12 meeting. September numbers show weekday transit ridership at 57% below where it was during the same period in 2019.

“We need to start talking about the livability and the urban context of how we want to have our region be,” Morris told the council. “But given the COVID-19 situation and it is apparently worsening, you’re going to see this number hover where it is for some time.”