The September 2011 METRO light rail ridership numbers came in at an impressive 1,241,701 which was the systems best month yet in the nearly three years of operations. METRO also saw its highest ridership day yet with 60,437 riders ( boardings? ) on Friday, Sept. 9. September’s average weekday boardings were more than 7,000 over the previous month at 47,818 per day. ( wowza )
September 2011 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for September: 1,241,701 vs. 1,124,074 in August:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 47,818 vs. 40,417 in August:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 34,520 vs. 28,847 in August:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 19,887 vs. 19,773 in August:
The light rail ridership numbers from September of 2010 show 1,179,952 which is 5.2% less than this months totals. So far, 7 of 9 months in 2011 show an increase in ridership over 2010.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*