As the pandemic began in 2020 and working from home became the new normal, rush hour traffic and the use of public transportation predictably dropped significantly. But as businesses began to move back to in-person, both weekday traffic and public transit ridership continued to see below-pandemic levels of use.
That’s according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum, a nonpartisan policy research group looking to drive effective decision making in Wisconsin. Earlier today, WORT Producer Nate Wegehaupt spoke with Ari Brown, the lead author of the report with the Wisconsin Policy Forum, about the ramifications that the low ridership numbers may bring.
The full report can be read here.
Photo courtesy: The Wisconsin Policy Forum