The May 2012 METRO light rail ridership numbers are out and there were 1,118,598 boardings which is 148,116 less than April’s total of 1,266,714. On the plus side, May of 2011 had 1,018,684 boardings which means there was nearly a 10% increase from the year before.
May 2012 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for May: 1,118,598 vs 1,266,714 in April:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 40,111 vs 47,400 in April:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 31,448 vs 38,252 in April:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 22,075 vs 23,661 in April:
The light rail ridership numbers are quite a bit lower than last month and that trend may continue as the hot weather and summer break at ASU normally mean less ridership for METRO.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*