July 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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July 2018 (Fiscal Year 2018) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership

      This report reflects ridership results as of August 10, 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 4,804K boardings in July 2018 compared to 4,661K in July 2017, an increase of 143K boardings (or 3 percent) on local bus service. A favorable calendar mix of one more weekday and one fewer Saturday relative to the previous year contributed to ridership gain.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership increased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday, in July 2018 compared to July 2017.  Average Weekday ridership increased by 4K boardings (or 3 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by 3K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 2K (or 2 percent), in July 2018 compared to July 2017.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,539K boardings on all three light rail lines in July 2018 compared to 1,503K boardings in July 2017, an increase of 36K boardings (or 2 percent). Red line ridership decreased by less than 1 percent, Green line ridership increased by 16 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 14 percent in July 2018 compared to July 2017.  The main factors for the increased ridership were the favorable calendar mix and the development of new affordable housing apartments near the Coffee Plant station.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by more than 1.5K boardings (or 3 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 18 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 16 percent) respectively in July 2018 compared to July 2017. Average Saturday ridership on Red line increased by less than 1K boardings (less than 1%) while average Saturday ridership on the Green and Purple lines increased by less than 1K boardings (or 24 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 21 percent) respectively in July 2018 compared to July 2017. Average Sunday ridership on Red line increased by 1K (or 7 percent) while average Sunday ridership on the Green increased by less than 1K boardings (or 18 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 11 percent) in July 2018 compared to July 2017 respectively.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 6,342K boardings in July 2018 compared to 6,165K in July 2017, an increase of 177K boardings (or 3 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in July 2018 compared to July 2017.  Average Weekday ridership increased by 4K boardings (or 2 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by 5K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 3 percent) in July 2018 compared to July 2017.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 637K Park and Ride boardings in July 2018 compared to 594K boardings in July 2017, an increase of 44K boardings (or 7 percent). A favorable calendar mix of one more weekday and one fewer Saturday relative to the previous year contributed to ridership gain.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in July 2018 was 30K boardings compared to approximately 30K boardings July 2017, an increase of less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 6,980K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in July 2018 compared to 6,759K boardings in July 2017, an increase of 221K boardings (or 3 percent). 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership for the fixed-route network increased Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in July 2018 compared to July 2017. Average weekday ridership increased by approximately 5K boardings (or 2 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by approximately 5K boardings (or less than 3 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 4K (or 3 percent) in July 2018 compared to July 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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