While November 2010 boardings were over the 1 million mark, December came in at 959,340 boardings to end the year. For the month of December 2010, light rail ridership numbers prove once again that ASU students are a big part of the numbers. The boardings are down when school is out. Even the large number of big events along the line during the holidays were not enough to replace ASU students getting to class.
Totals look like this:
Total Boardings for December: 959,340 vs 1,080,495 in November
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 34213 vs 43,235 in November
Avg Saturday Boardings: 29,926 vs 30,056 in November
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 16,535 vs 19,831 in November
According to METRO, the month of December 2009 had total boardings of 951,894.
2011 should be another fun year to track the ridership numbers.
*source: METRO light rail*