Oklahoma City, OK - New data shows the streetcars are struggling to keep traction a few months after opening.

According to new data from the transportation department ridership has dropped by more than 50% since the city started collecting fares February 1st. In January nearly 49,000 people hopped on the streetcars, but that number fell to less than 21,000 people last month.

Officials say they expected to see a decline when the free rides ended.