The September 2012 METRO light rail ridership numbers are out and they are pretty darn impressive. This month, METRO is reporting 1,245,064 light rail boardings which is just slightly higher than September of 2011.
September 2012 ridership numbers look like this:
Total Boardings for September: 1,245,064 vs 1,166,156 in August:
Avg. Weekday Boardings: 49,577 vs 42,054 in August:
Avg Saturday Boardings: 34,452 vs 28,592 in August:
Avg Sunday / Holiday Boardings: 21,808 vs 21,138 in August:
Another big ridership month for September and the second highest total of 2012 right behind the current high month of April at 1,266,714 boardings. As the weather cools, seasonal events begin in larger numbers and sports fans continue to take the trains to the stadiums. ASU football had a couple of home games this month but in October they play Oregon and UCLA at home which should draw BIG crowds. Stay tuned.
*source of numbers: METRO light rail*