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December 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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December 2019 (Fiscal Year 2019) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of January 9, 2020

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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 4,878K boarding in December 2019 compared to approximately 4,680K in December 2018, an increase of approximately 199K boardings (or 4 percent) on local bus service. A positive calendar mix of one more weekday and one fewer Saturday relative to the previous year contributed to the ridership increase.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday but increased on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday average daily ridership decreased by less than 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), Saturday average daily ridership increased by 2K boardings (or 2 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership increased by approximately 8K (or 8 percent) in December 2019 compared to December 2018.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,370K boardings on all three light rail lines and 13K boardings on bus bridges in December 2019 compared to 1,337K boardings on all three light rail lines and zero boardings on bus bridges in December 2018, an increase of 46K boardings (or 4 percent). Red line ridership increased by 2 percent, Green line ridership increased by 6 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 2 percent in December 2019 compared to December 2018. The positive calendar mix contributed to the ridership increase.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

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

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were approximately 6,262K boardings in December 2019 compared to approximately 6,017K in December 2018, a decrease of approximately 245K boardings (or 4 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in December 2019 compared to December 2018.  Average Weekday ridership increased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by 2K boardings (or 1 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 8K boardings (or 7 percent) in December 2019 compared to December 2018.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 549K Park and Ride boardings in December 2019 compared to approximately 485K boardings in December 2018, an increase of 63K boardings (or 13 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in December 2019 was approximately 28K boardings compared to 27K boardings December 2018, an increase of approximately 1K boardings (or 2 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 6,810K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in December 2019 compared to approximately 6,502K boardings in December 2018, an increase of 308K boardings (or 5 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, Saturday, and Sunday in December 2019 compared to December 2018. Average weekday ridership increased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by 2K boardings (or 1 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 8K (or 7 percent) in December 2019 compared to December 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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