​​January 2016 Monthly Ridership Report​

Ridership Summary | Executive Summary | Local Bus | Red Routes | Blue Routes | Green Routes | Other Routes |
Community Connector | Light Rail | Park & Ride

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January 2016 (Fiscal Year 2016) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership​

​Average Daily Ridership​

Note: Productivity indicators reflect service levels effective January 24, 2016​. This report reflects ridership results as of August 10, 2016

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​Executive Summary​

Ridership Factors This Month

The above table serves as a snapshot of the typical factors that impact ridership, and illustrates the differences which exist between the current month and the same month in the previous year.  If a change occurred, it is categorized to represent a (typically) positive, negative or neutral impact on ridership.  More details on the observed impacts are noted in the description of ridership results below. 

​Local Network Overview

Local Bus

Monthly Total

There were 4,842,142 boardings in January 2016 on local bus service. This is an increase of +147,280 boardings (or 3 percent increase) compared to January 2015. As in previous years, METRO operated a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day. However, the New Bus Network Sunday schedule operates nearly twice the amount of service as operated in the previous network. Total boardings on the local bus network in 2016 for New Year’s Day (a Friday with Sunday service) were approximately 58 % higher than in 2015.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Saturday and Sunday ridership are up over last year, primarily the result of increased levels of service on high frequency ridership routes on weekends with the implementation of the New Bus Network in August 2015. Average Weekday ridership was down 795 boardings over 2015.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,466,950 boardings on all three light rail lines in January 2016. This is an increase of 392,614 boardings (or 37 percent increase) over January 2015. The opening of the Green and Purple lines in May 2015, an increase in the number of special events, and no service interruptions had a positive impact on rail.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday all increased in 2016 compared to 2015. The increases are largely due to three factors: the opening of the Green and Purple lines in May 2015; the increase of service on the Red line in May 2015 (6 minute service on North Line portion); and the bus-rail interface, a component of the New Bus Network).

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

Local network ridership increased in 2016 compared to the previous year by 539,894 boardings (an increase of 9​ percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership increased on the local network for Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday daily averages. Sunday experienced large increases in 2016 compared to 2015 due to increased service levels on the weekend in the New Bus Network, as well as other factors noted earlier.​

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 670,412 park & ride bus boardings in January 2016 compared to 673,910 boardings in January 2015, a decrease of 3,498 boardings (less than 1 percent). This decrease in total boardings is primarily due to the calendar mix (January 2016 had one less day of park & ride service compared to January 2015).

Average Daily Ridership:  Weekday

Average daily weekday ridership in January 2016 is 34,116 boardings, an increase of 254 boardings over January 2015 (or 1 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

Ridership on the entire fixed-route network increased by 536,493 boardings (or 8 percent increase) in January 2016 compared to January 2015 as a result of the factors noted earlier.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership for the entire fixed-route network increased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday, with the weekend showing large gains due to increased service levels on local bus and a more robust light rail network as compared to last year.

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Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service Map

Average Daily Ridership by Route Frequency

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​Red Routes (15 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators

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​Blue Routes (20 - 30 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators

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Green Routes (60 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators

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Other Routes

Average Weekday Ridership & Performance Indicators

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​Community Connector

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators

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​Local Network: Light Rail Service Map

Local Network: Light Rail

Average Daily Ridership

 

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Commuter Network: Park & Ride Service Map

Park and Ride Service Map

​Commuter Network: Park & Ride

Average Weekday Ridership & Performance Indicators

 

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