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Annual transit ridership grows 16% as bus service expands  

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 13, 2024 9:17:00 AM
Metro Transit provided nearly 45 million rides in 2023, a 16% increase from 2022 and the second consecutive year of growth following a pandemic-driven drop in ridership. Average weekday ridership was 136,893. The 2023 total includes more [...]

Monthly ridership passes 4M, highest since early-2020 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, October 30, 2023 8:20:00 AM
More than 4.1 million rides were provided in September, the highest monthly ridership total since early 2020. Average weekday ridership was 133,995. Ridership is up more than 15% compared to the same time last year, with more than 33.1 [...]

Ridership recovery continues in 2023 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, April 24, 2023 12:41:00 PM
Here’s some encouraging news: Ridership has increased nearly 21% over last year. Nearly 10.2 million rides were provided through the end of the first quarter, continuing the gradual ridership recovery that began in late 2020. In March, there [...]
D Line Ridership

Corridor ridership up 50% after D Line’s opening 

| Saturday, January 7, 2023 1:41:00 PM
When snow fell in December, Bloomington resident Laura Johnson hopped on a METRO D Line bus to reach her job as an administrative employee at Children's Hospital. “I like that I can close my eyes, listen to a podcast, and not stress about [...]

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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