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May 2020 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 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership


​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of June 5, 2020

  

​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 2,707K boarding in May 2020 compared to approximately 5,121K in May 2019, a decrease of approximately 2,413K boardings (or 47 percent) on local bus service. The major factor contributing to the significant ridership decrease in local bus, light rail, and Park & Ride bus was COVID-19. There were other factors that also contributed to METRO ridership loss included: 1) A negative calendar mix of two fewer weekdays and one more Saturday and Sunday relative to the previous year; 2) “Stay Home, Work Home” order still in effect; and 3) adjustment of service levels to reflect decreasing ridership and reduced operator availability during the month. Additionally, measures taken to encourage social distancing included restricting the number of passengers boarding any individual bus and / or rail car.

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday. Weekday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 95K boardings (or 50 percent), Saturday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 48K
boardings (or 39 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 36K (or 36 percent) in May 2020 compared to May 2019.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 692K boardings on all three light rail lines and 10 boardings on bus bridges in May 2020 compared to 1,411K boardings on all three light rail lines and 24K boardings on bus bridges in May 2019, a decrease of 743K boardings (or 52% percent). Red line ridership decreased by 51 percent, Green line ridership decreased by 52 percent, and Purple line ridership decreased by 46 percent in May 2020 compared to May 2019.   

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 26K boardings (or 54 percent), decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 58 percent) and decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 57 percent) respectively in May 2020 compared to May 2019. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 9K boardings (or 41 percent), decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 62 percent), and decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 57 percent) respectively in May 2020 compared to May 2019. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 8K (or 40 percent), decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 60 percent), and decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 47 percent) respectively in May 2020 compared to May 2019.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 3,400K boardings in May 2020 compared to approximately 6,5556K in May 2019, a decrease of approximately 3,156K boardings (or 48 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network decreased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in May 2020 compared to May 2019. Average Weekday ridership decreased by approximately 127K boardings (or 51 percent) Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 61K boardings (or 40 percent) while and average Sunday ridership decreased by 47K boardings (or 38 percent) in May 2020 compared to May 2019.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were 37K Park and Ride boardings in May 2020 compared to approximately 681K boardings in May 2019, a decrease of 643K boardings (or 94 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in May 2020 was less than 3K boardings compared to 31K boardings May 2019, a decrease of approximately 29K boardings (or 92 percent)

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were approximately 3,437K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in May 2020 compared to approximately 7,237K boardings in May 2019, a decrease of approximately 3,800K boardings (or 53 percent).  Relevant factors were noted earlier and are included in the table above. 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average daily ridership decreased on Weekday, Saturday and Sunday in May 2020 compared to May 2019 prior to service modifications for COVID-19. Average weekday ridership decreased by 155K boardings (or 55 percent), Average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 77K boardings (or 51 percent) and average Sunday ridership decreased by 47K (or 38 percent) in May 2020 compared to May 2019.

Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service Map

 

​Red Routes (15 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators


​Blue Routes (20 - 30 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators


Green Routes (60 Minute Off-Peak Service)

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators


Other Routes

Average Weekday Ridership & Performance Indicators

​Community Connector

Average Daily Ridership & Performance Indicators

​Local Network: Light Rail Service Map

Rail system map

Local Network: Light Rail

Average Daily Ridership

Commuter Network: Park & Ride Service Map

Park and Ride Service Map

​Commuter Network: Park & Ride

Average Weekday Ridership & Performance Indicators


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