VTA ridership coming back

There is good news from the Valley Transportation Authority in the South Bay: Last month, the agency's systemwide weekday ridership hit 47% of pre-pandemic levels – a marked increase over the 30% recovery rate this time last year.

Weekday bus ridership overall has risen to 52% of pre-pandemic levels. November also saw VTA’s Paratransit ridership recovery hit 64%.

Typically, VTA sees a dip in weekday ridership between October and November, likely attributable to the holidays and colder weather.

This year, however, the numbers actually ticked up slightly in November, as bus ridership remained fairly steady and light rail increased by nearly 1,000 passengers.

MTC and VTA are transportation partners.