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Public transit ridership is yet to return to pre-pandemic levels — and the industry is hurting

A rider waits to board an incoming MAX train in Portland, Ore. (Don Ryan/AP)
A rider waits to board an incoming MAX train in Portland, Ore. (Don Ryan/AP)

Transit systems lost a lot of riders and revenue when the pandemic began. And for a variety of reasons, the ridership hasn’t returned. As they spend what remains of billions in federal relief money, some agencies are facing a difficult future.

Host Scott Tong speaks with Here & Now‘s transportation analyst Seth Kaplan.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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