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February 2020 Monthly Ridership Report​

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February 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of March 6, 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 approximately 4,802K boarding in February 2020 compared to 4,645K in February 2019, an increase of 156K boardings (or 3 percent) on local bus service. As 2020 is a leap year, there was an extra day in February 2020 relative to February 2019. Because of a positive calendar mix of one more Saturday weekday relative to the previous year a ridership gain would be expected. Additionally, there was one weather day in February 2020 compared to two weather days in February 2019.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday yet increased Saturday and Sunday. Weekday average daily ridership decreased by 1K boardings (or 1 percent), Saturday average daily ridership increased by 3K boardings (or 3 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership increased by approximately 5K (or 5 percent) in February 2020 compared to February 2019.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,529K boardings on all three light rail lines and bus bridges in February 2020 compared to 1,499K boardings on all three light rail lines and bus bridges in February 2019, an increase of 30K boardings (or 2 percent). Red line ridership decreased by 2 percent, Green line ridership increased by 11 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 21 percent in February 2020 compared to February 2019. There were five more service interruptions in February 2020 compared to February 2019.  Because of a positive calendar mix of one more Saturday relative to the previous year, METRORail would have expected a positive impact on ridership as a result. However due to a calendar shift there were three fewer days of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during February 2020 compared to February 2019. METRORail would have expected a negative impact on ridership as a result.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines increased by 1K boardings (or 2 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 4 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 12 percent) respectively in February 2020 compared to February 2019. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 7 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent) respectively in February 2020 compared to February 2019. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines increased by less than 1K (or 1 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 8 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 13 percent) respectively in February 2020 compared to February 2019.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were approximately 6,331K boardings in February 2020 compared to approximately 6,145K in February 2019, an increase of approximately 186K boardings (or 3 percent).  

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in February 2020 compared to February 2019.  Average Weekday ridership increased by approximately 1K boardings (or less than 1 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 5K boardings (or 4 percent) in February 2020 compared to February 2019.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 659K Park and Ride boardings in February 2020 compared to approximately 646K boardings in February 2019, an increase of 13K boardings (or 2 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in February 2020 was approximately 34K boardings compared to 33K boardings February 2019, an increase of approximately 1K boardings (or 2 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 6,989K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in February 2020 compared to approximately 6,790K boardings in February 2019, an increase of approximately 199K boardings (or 3 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 February 2020 compared to February 2019. Average weekday ridership increased by 2K boardings (or 1 percent), average Saturday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Sunday ridership increased by 5K (or 4 percent) in February 2020 compared to February 2019.

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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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