The ridership projections are arrived at by some mathematical formula based upon what surrounds that station and all the other stations on the corridor. I also think the ridership numbers are low. But, it's more important to follow the formula and avoid FTA questioning the numbers if you're planning on receiving some Federal funds. A more important statistic the Feds look at is "Annualized Cost per Rider" stat. Getting this statistic into the low twenties gives the project a chance of receiving Federal funds. A higher number for this stat usually dooms a project's chances for Federal funds.Originally Posted by Matt777
These are just preliminary projections, determining whether more studies are warranted. Further studies will refine these projections as station locations get finalized.