These stories keep coming out. Houston just did the same thing. OKC, too. Jarrett Walker says that the community needs to make a decision: is it more important to serve as many areas as possible, or is it more important to increase ridership, with the understanding that neither answer is right or wrong. You can do a little of both but you can’t really have both unless you want to spend a lot more money.
Here, Omaha has made a bunch of routes a lot more useful, but they reduced the number of areas served or at best, required longer walks to stops. The time scales for people on foot or bicycle to get to the nearest stop is brilliant. I don’t think I’ve seen that before.