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Income affects bus ridership in bad weather, study finds

May 14, 2019

Temperature extremes and heavy rain reduce weekday bus ridership in Lane County, Oregon, except in low-income neighborhoods where residents have few alternatives for transportation, according to a University of Oregon study.

When broken down, subtleties in the findings may help midsized communities consider how they might need to adjust their bus services in the face of climate forecasts that call for an increase in extreme weather events, said Nicole Ngo, a professor in the UO’s School of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

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