As expected, the August of 2010 light rail ridership numbers were over the million boardings mark after 3 consecutive months of missing that particular milestone.
For August of 2010 the totals look like this:
Total Boardings for August: 1,027,760 vs 858,404 in July
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 38,137 vs 29,635 in July
Avg Saturday Boardings: 26,460 vs 24,321 in July
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 16,579 vs 22,894 in July
As we thought might happen, the total was back over the million mark that had been on summer break. This past month saw a lot of activity for light rail riders heading to events, sporting activities and more. Yeah, I know… The Diamondbacks haven’t been setting attendance records but people still love riding the METRO to the ball park. The curiosity factor of checking out what was once a lake may have brought a few people out, as well.