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Ridership

Ridership growing as more people return to office, cost of driving rises 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, June 17, 2022 1:14:00 PM
Ridership has steadily risen since falling at the end of last year amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. In May, average weekday ridership reached nearly 120,000, approaching the previous COVID-era highwater mark of 124,000 average weekday rides [...]
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Survey sheds light on who’s riding transit, and why   

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:56:00 PM
Data from an on-board survey that was piloted last fall provides a snapshot of who continued to rely on transit during the pandemic. Comparing data on the system’s busiest routes from 2021 and 2016, the last time the survey was completed, [...]
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Ridership growing in corridors with fast, frequent service 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:49:00 AM
Ridership continues to rise in corridors with fast, frequent service. The METRO Green Line and METRO A Line each set annual ridership records in 2019. Ridership in the corridor served by the METRO C Line, which opened in June, increased by [...]
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Final Four leads to record light rail ridership 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:46:00 AM
The METRO Blue and Green lines each set single-day ridership records on Monday, April 8, when the NCAA Men’s Final Four championship game was held at U.S. Bank Stadium. There were 62,686 rides provided on the Blue Line and 68,210 rides on the [...]
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Light rail, Bus Rapid Transit lines set annual ridership records 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, February 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM
It was another record-setting year for Metro Transit’s light rail and Bus Rapid Transit lines. The Green Line, Blue Line and A Line each saw their highest annual ridership ever in 2018, breaking records that were set just a year [...]
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