The May 2011 METRO light rail ridership numbers were 190,026 less than April 2011. Average weekday, average Saturday and average Sunday / holiday were each down from the month before but the monthly total is 2.7% higher than May of 2010.
May 2011 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for May: 1,018,684 vs 1,208,710 in April:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 37,298 vs 45,146 in April:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 28,613 vs 35,047 in April:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 20,162 vs 21,350 in April:
May of 2010 saw boardings of 991,999. As the weather heats up in the Summer and ASU students are out of school, it will be interesting to watch to see if the trends will continue to be mostly upward.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*