Rand Stephens Stephens says he doesn’t think Amazon wanted to compete with energy and healthcare in Houston.

HOUSTON—Mass transit in major metropolitan areas may be reaching a fork in the road, according to Rand Stephens, principal and managing director of Avison Young. He says ridership is declining in both rail and bus services across the country. Factors such as lower gas prices, increased telecommuting, rising car ownership and of course, UBER and Lyft have all contributed to this trend in some metros.