The April 2011 METRO light rail ridership numbers were VERY close to those of March 2011. Weekends continued to be very popular with over 35,000 boardings on Saturdays. Sunday / holiday boardings dropped from a little over 25,000 to just over 21,000.
April 2011 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for April: 1,208,710 vs 1,214,276 in March:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 45,146 vs 42,234 in March:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 35,047 vs 35,692 in March:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 21,350 vs 25,029 in March:
April of 2010 also saw a lot of boardings at 1,208,924 while May of 2010 dropped to 991,099. The same will probably be true for 2011.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*