The August 2011 METRO light rail ridership numbers are back in the $1 million + range that had been away for a couple of months. Total ridership according to METRO came in at 1,124,074. ( not too shabby ) It would make sense to say that ASU students have a lot to do with this months success. For the month of August, average weekday and average Saturday were above the previous months numbers with the average Sunday / holiday number below July’s big holiday ridership totals.
August 2011 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for August: 1,124,074 vs. 940,364 in July:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 40,417 vs. 33,488 in July:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 28,847 vs. 25,558 in July:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 19,773 vs. 23,803 in July:
The numbers from August of 2010 show 1,027,760 which is 9.4% less than this months ridership totals. In fact, 6 of the 8 months of 2011 show an increase in ridership over 2010.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*