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January 2019 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 2019 (Fiscal Year 2019) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership

      This report reflects ridership results as of February 7, 2019

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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 4,909K boarding in January 2019 comparted to 4,503K in January 2018, an increase of 406K boardings (or 9 percent) on local bus service. There was no change in calendar mix in January 2019 relative to January 2018. The primary factor contributing to the ridership increase was and ice storm which occurred between Tuesday, January 16 and Thursday, January 18, 2018 which affected local and park & ride service. The most significant impact occurred on Wednesday, January 17, 2019 when there was limited local service and no park & ride service. As a result of improved weather, a ridership increase would be expected.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership increased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2019 compared to January 2018.  Average Weekday ridership increased by 8K boardings (or 5 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by 2K boardings (or 2 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 4K (or 5 percent), in January 2019 compared to January 2018.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,473K boardings on all three light rail lines in January 2019 compared to 1,366K boardings in January 2018, an increase of 107K boardings (or 8 percent). Red line ridership increased by 6 percent, Green line ridership increased by 17 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 15 percent in January 2019 compared to January 2018.  The primary factor contributing to the increase was improved weather.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines increased by more than 1K boardings (or 3 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 8 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 11 percent) respectively in January 2019 compared to January 2018. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by more than 2K boardings (or 10 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 5 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings or (or 17 percent) respectively in January 2019 compared to January 2018. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines increased by more than 1K (or 7 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 11 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 14 percent) respectively in January 2019 compared to January 2018 respectively.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were approximately 6,382K boardings in January 2019 compared to approximately 5,872K in January 2018, an increase of approximately 509K boardings (or 9 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2019 compared to January 2018.  Average Weekday ridership increased by approximately 11K boardings (or 5 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 6K boardings (or 6 percent) in January 2019 compared to January 2018.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 659K Park and Ride boardings in January 2019 compared to 598K boardings in January 2018, an increase of 60K boardings (or 10 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in January 2019 was approximately 31K boardings compared to 30K boardings January 2018, an increase of approximately 1K boardings (or 2 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were approximately 7,041K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in January 2019 compared to approximately 6,471K boardings in January 2018, an increase of approximately 570K boardings (or 9 percent). Relevant factors were noted earlier and are included in the table above.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership for the fixed-route network increased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2019 compared to January 2018. Average weekday ridership increased by 11K boardings (or 4 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 6K (or 6 percent) in January 2019 compared to January 2018.

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Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service Map

System Map

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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

Rail system 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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