February 2018 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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February 2018 (Fiscal Year 2018) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership

      This report reflects ridership results as of March 7, 2018

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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 4,665K boardings in February 2018 compared to 4,809K in February 2017, a decrease of 144K boardings (or 3 percent decrease) on local bus service. The weather and fewer special events in February 2018 compared to February 2017 contributed to a ridership loss. There were two weather days in 2018 compared to one weather day in 2017. In addition, February 2017 had five days of Super Bowl LI activities compared to zero special events in February 2018. 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in February 2018 compared to February 2017. Average Weekday ridership decreased by approximately 6K boardings (or 3 percent decrease), average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 6K (or 4 percent decrease), and average Sunday ridership decreased by approximately 6K boardings (or 6 percent increase) in February 2018 compared to February 2017.    

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,476K boardings on all three light rail lines in February 2018 compared to 1,698K boardings in February 2017, a decrease of 222K boardings (or 13 percent). Red line ridership decreased by 12 percent, Green line ridership decreased by 26 percent, and Purple line ridership decreased by 9 percent in February 2018 compared to February 2017. There are two main reasons for the ridership loss in February 2018 compared to the previous year. The primary reason was the presence of pre-Super Bowl LI activities in Houston in February 2017 and their absence in February 2018 when the site of the Super Bowl shifted to Minneapolis while the secondary reason was the negative weather impact noted.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green and Purple lines decreased by 3K boardings (or 6 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 7 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 12 percent) respectively in February 2018 compared to February 2017. Average Saturday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 8K boardings (or 26 percent), decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 14 percent) and decreased by less 1K boardings (or 15 percent) respectively in February 2018 compared to February 2017. Average Sunday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 4K (or 17 percent), decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 8 percent), and decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 0 percent) in February 2018 compared to February 2017 respectively.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 6,140K boardings in February 2018 compared to 6,507K in February 2017, a decrease of 592K boardings (or 9 percent decrease).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday. Average Weekday decreased by 8K boardings (or 3 percent loss), average Saturday decreased by 14K (or 9 percent decrease) and average Sunday ridership decreased by less than 10K boardings (or 8 percent increase) respectively in February 2018 compared to February 2017.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 633K Park and Ride boardings in February 2018 compared to 659K boardings in February 2017, a decrease of approximately 27K boardings (or 4 percent decrease).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in February 2018 was 32K boardings compared to 33K boardings February 2017, a decrease of 2K boardings (5 percent decrease).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 6,773K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in February 2018 compared to 7,167K boardings in February 2017, a decrease of 618K boardings (or 9 percent decrease). 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 decreased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in February 2018 compared to February 2017. Average weekday ridership decreased by approximately 10K boardings (or 3 percent decrease), average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 14K boardings (or 9 percent decrease), and average Sunday ridership decreased by approximately 10K boardings (or 8 percent decrease) in February 2018 compared to February 2017.

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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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