Metro ended the year with respectable light rail ridership numbers for December of 2009. While the monthly totals did not reach the million plus boardings of the previous three months, it sounds like they were happy with the way this first year turned out. Decembers average Sunday/Holiday numbers were the lowest of the year. It will be very interesting to see what happens next year as the system finally loses the curiosity factor.
The December totals were as follows:
Total Boardings: 951,894
Average Weekday Ridership: 35,536
Average Saturday Ridership: 24,665
Average Sunday/Holiday Ridership: 14,289
Light Rail Ridership statistics for all of 2009 were as follows.
Actual Ridership: 34,809
Above Projection: 33.9%
Actual Ridership: 27,662
Above Projection: 33.0%
Actual Ridership: 18,110
Above Projection: 60.7%
*source Metro Light Rail ridership numbers*