The January 2012 METRO light rail ridership numbers are back over the 1 million mark with 1,172,347 boardings marking the beginning of a strong looking year.January was another pretty impressive month for year over year growth with a 9.1% gain over January of 2011.
January 2012 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for January: 1,172,347 vs 998,991 in December:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 44,087 vs 35,379 in December:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 32,320 vs 30,473 in December:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 23,048 vs 17,070 in December:
The light rail ridership numbers from January of 2011 show 1,074,803 which is 9.1% less than this months totals.
Overall, METRO had 13.2 million boardings in 2011. Anyone want to bet that they hit 14 million this year?
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*