May 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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May 2018 (Fiscal Year 2018) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership

      This report reflects ridership results as of June 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 5,1524K boardings in May 2018 compared to 5,053K in May 2017, an increase of approximately 100K boardings (or 2 percent) on local bus service. There was one weather day in 2018 compared to two weather days in 2017 which contributed to a ridership gain.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership increased on Weekday and Sunday, but decreased on Saturday in May 2018 compared to May 2017. Average Weekday ridership increased by approximately 2K boardings (or 1 percent), average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 4 percent) and average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 1K (or 1 percent), in May 2018 compared to May 2017.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 1,564K boardings on all three light rail lines in May 2018 compared to 1,565K boardings in May 2017, a decrease of 1K boardings (or 0.1 percent). Red line ridership decreased by 2 percent, Green line ridership increased by 9 percent, and Purple line ridership increased by 7 percent in May 2018 compared to May 2017. The primary factor for the ridership the small decrease in May 2018 compared to the previous year was one fewer day of the Offshore Tech Conference as compared to last year.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 1K boardings (or 2 percent), increased by less than 1K boardings (or 7 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 6 percent) respectively in May 2018 compared to May 2017. Average Saturday ridership on Red line decreased by 2K (or 8 percent) while average Saturday ridership on the Green and Purple lines increased by less than 1K boardings (or 2 percent) and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 1 percent) respectively in May 2018 compared to May 2017. Average Sunday ridership on Red line decreased by less than 1K (or 2 percent) while average Sunday ridership on the Green, and Purple lines increased by less than 1K boardings (or 14 percent), and increased by less than 1K boardings (or 7 percent) in May 2018 compared to May 2017 respectively.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 6,717K boardings in May 2018 compared to 6,619K in May 2017, an increase of 98K boardings (or 1 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network increased on Weekday and Sunday, and decreased on Saturday in May 2018 compared to May 2017. Average Weekday ridership increased by approximately 2K boardings (or 1 percent), average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Saturday ridership decreased by 3K (or 2 percent), in May 2018 compared to May 2017.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 686K Park and Ride boardings in May 2018 compared to 698K boardings in May 2017, a decrease of 12K boardings (or 2 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in May 2018 was 31K boardings compared to 32K boardings May 2017, a decrease of less than 1K boardings (or 2 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were 7,403K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in May 2018 compared to 7,317K boardings in May 2017, an increase of 86K boardings (or 1 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership for the fixed-route network increased on Weekday and Sunday and decreased on Saturday in May 2018 compared to May 2017. Average weekday ridership increased by 1K boardings (or 1 percent) average Sunday ridership increased by approximately 4K boardings (or 3 percent) and average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 3K (or 2 percent) in May 2018 compared to May 2017.

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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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