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October 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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October 2019 (Fiscal Year 2019) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of November 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 approximately 5,529K boarding in October 2019 compared to approximately 5,514K in October 2018, an increase of approximately 15K boardings (or less than 1 percent) on local bus service. The primary factor contributing to the ridership increase was improved weather with only 2 inches of rain in October 2019 compared to over 7 inches of rain in October 2018.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership increased on Weekday and Sunday yet decreased on Saturday. Weekday average daily ridership increased by less than 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 1K boardings (or 1 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership increased by 1K (or 1 percent) in October 2019 compared to October 2018.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,690K boardings on all three light rail lines in October 2019 compared to 1,738K boardings in October 2018, a decrease of 49K boardings (or 2 percent). Red line ridership decreased by 4 percent, Green line ridership increased by 10 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 3 percent in October 2019 compared to October 2018. A downtown building fire was the primary factor for the loss on the Red line as portions were closed for three days (October 17 – 19, 2019).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent), decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent) and decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent) respectively in October 2019 compared to October 2018. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by more than 1K boardings (or 6 percent), decreased by 1K boardings (or 13 percent), and decreased by 1K boardings (or 19 percent) respectively in October 2019 compared to October 2018. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 1K (or 3 percent), decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 0 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 11 percent) respectively in October 2019 compared to October 2018 respectively.  

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were approximately 7,219K boardings in October 2019 compared to 7,252K in October 2018, a decrease of approximately 34K boardings (or less than 1 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Sunday yet decreased on Weekday and Saturday in October 2019 compared to October 2018. Average Weekday ridership decreased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), average Saturday ridership decreased by 4K boardings (or 2 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 1K boardings (or 1 percent) in October 2019 compared to October 2018.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 795K Park and Ride boardings in October 2019 compared to 725K boardings in October 2018, an increase of 70K boardings (or 10 percent). 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in October 2019 was approximately 35K boardings compared to 31K boardings October 2018, an increase of approximately 4K boardings (or 11 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 8,014K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in October 2019 compared to approximately 7,978K boardings in October 2018, an increase of approximately 37K boardings (or less than 1 percent). Relevant factors were noted earlier and are included in the table above. 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday and Sunday yet decreased on Saturday in October 2019 compared to October 2018. Average weekday ridership increased by 3K boardings (or 1 percent), average Saturday ridership decreased by 4K boardings (or 2 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 1K (or 1 percent) in October 2019 compared to October 2018.

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Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service 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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