In March, METRO had highest light rail ridership since opening with 1,161,733 boardings with the first week averaging 40,000+ EACH day. One interesting thing to note is the fact that ridership from Jan-Mar 2010 was over 10% greater than Jan-Mar of 09. In fact, March of 2010 was 19% higher than March of 2009. Back in December, I wondered how this year would compare to last years ridership numbers as many people had talked about the success of the first few months of the light rail numbers might be tied to a “curiosity factor.” Sounds like people are still curious, don’t ya’ think?
Here is what we saw for march of 2010:
Total Ridership: 1,161,733
Average weekday ridership: 41,413
Average Saturday ridership: 31,938
Average Sunday/Holiday ridership 20,373
ASU continues to be a big part in the numbers as the summer months and the December holiday break proved the numbers don’t always ride. Overall, it is hard to argue with the fact that people are rockin’ the Rail Life…