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June 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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June 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership


​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of July 7, 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

TThere were 3,022K boarding in June 2020 compared to approximately 4,697K in June 2019, a decrease of approximately 1,675K boardings (or 36 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 74K boardings (or 40 percent), Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 38K boardings (or 31 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership decreased by 25K (or 26 percent) in June 2020 compared to June 2019.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 747K boardings on all three light rail lines and 10K boardings on bus bridges in June 2020 compared to 1,443K boardings on all three light rail lines and 1K boardings on bus bridges in June 2019, a decrease of 687K boardings (or 47% percent). Red line ridership decreased by 47 percent, Green line ridership decreased by 47 percent, and Purple line ridership decreased by 57 percent in June 2020 compared to June 2019.   

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 24K boardings (or 49 percent), decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 51 percent) and decreased by less than 3K boardings (or 56 percent) respectively in June 2020 compared to June 2019. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 10K boardings (or 46 percent), decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 43 percent), and decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 51 percent) respectively in June 2020 compared to June 2019. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 6K (or 32 percent), decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 38 percent), and decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 53 percent) respectively in June 2020 compared to June 2019.   

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 3,779K boardings in June 2020 compared to approximately 6,141K in June 2019, a decrease of approximately 2,362K boardings (or 38 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network decreased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in June 2020 compared to June 2019.  Average Weekday ridership decreased by 103K boardings (or 43 percent) Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 53K boardings (or 34 percent) while and average Sunday ridership decreased by 34K boardings (or 27 percent) in June 2020 compared to June 2019.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 80K Park and Ride boardings in June 2020 compared to 632K boardings in June 2019, a decrease of 553K boardings (or 87 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in June 2020 was approximately 4K boardings compared to 31K boardings June 2019, a decrease of approximately 28K boardings (or 88 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were approximately 3,859K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in June 2020 compared to approximately 6,773K boardings in June 2019, a decrease of approximately 2,915K boardings (or 43 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 June 2020 compared to June 2019 prior to service modifications for COVID-19. Average weekday ridership decreased by 131K boardings (or 48 percent), average Saturday ridership decreased by 70K boardings (or 45 percent) and average Sunday ridership decreased by 34K (or 27 percent) in June 2020 compared to June 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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