As the report concludes and I think the takaway:
•Overall, 70 percent of those surveyed stated that they were new riders, with 44 previously driving and another 23 percent changing modes from bus to rail.
•While the majority of existing riders are regular riders traveling east to destinations near downtown Los Angeles, a significant number of new riders are occasional Expo users traveling west to downtown Santa Monica.
•In general, riders feel safe on Expo II, but are concerned about the low frequency of service which leads to overcrowding.
Three things I’ll add:
•Metro is hoping to move to six minute frequencies at peak hours in December. Trains currently run every 12 minutes.
•It’s worth keeping in mind that only three of the seven new stations have parking, thus the reason that most people aren’t driving to stations. It also helps that many of the new stations are a pretty easy walk from nearby neighborhoods.
•Below are the latest ridership estimates for Expo — these are through August.