The February 2012 METRO light rail ridership numbers are out and there were 1,139,153 boardings which continue the upward trend of a strong looking 2012. January 2012 began with an impressive 9.1% gain over January of 2011, February comes in with a 5.4% gain over the same month ( February ) from 2011.
February 2012 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for February: 1,139,153 vs 1,172,347 in January:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 44,021 vs 44,087 in January:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 34,357 vs 32,320 January:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 24,263 vs 23,048 January:
The light rail ridership numbers from February of 2011 show 1,080,821 which is 5.4% less than this months totals.
Overall, METRO looks to have had even weekday boardings with some gains in weekend traffic. Recreational use continues to be a huge part of light rail ridership in the Valley.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*