The following information on transit ridership in 35 cities was discussed at the Transit Commission meeting of November 18. Below is a link to a copy of the latest data on transit ridership in 35 cities across the world, compiled by UITP, the Union Internationale des Transports Publics.
LINK: COVID-19 Ridership Evolution
Some comparator cities to Ottawa are:
- Montreal, with current bus ridership level at 44 percent of normal levels and Métro ridership at 29 percent
- Vancouver, with bus ridership at 43 percent, SkyTrain ridership at 34 percent, and commuter rail ridership at 15 percent
- Washington, D.C., with bus ridership at 53 percent and Metrorail at 18 percent of normal levels
Ottawa’s current bus ridership is at 34 percent of normal levels and O-Train ridership at 34 percent.