The June 2010 ridership numbers fell slightly below the “magic” one million mark for the second month in a row but continued to improve year over year. According to the METRO Twitter page, “METRO served 12.1M riders this past fiscal year (July ’09-June ’10) & saw a 15% increase in June ’10 from June ‘09.”
For June 2010, the light rail ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for June: 952,154
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 35,315
Avg Saturday Boardings: 24,370
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 16,938
With ASU students out for Summer break and triple digit Phoenix temperatures sending folks to cooler weather, it should be no surprise if it is September before monthly totals hit the million total again. People stuck here in the heat can take refuge on the cool trains when heading to their destinations.