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July 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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July 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership


​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of August 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

There were 2,896K boarding in July 2020 compared to approximately 4,953K in July 2019, a decrease of approximately 2,057K boardings (or 42 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) Independence Day 2020 was observed on Friday, July 3rd and the actual holiday was Saturday, July 4th compared to Independence Day in 2019 was observed on Thursday, July 4th. 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 79K boardings (or 44 percent), Saturday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 46K boardings (or 37 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership decreased by 32K (or 33 percent) in July 2020 compared to July 2019.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 752K boardings on all three light rail lines and 5K boardings on bus bridges in July 2020 compared to 1,594K boardings on all three light rail lines and 0K boardings on bus bridges in July 2019, a decrease of 836K boardings (or 53% percent). Red line ridership decreased by 52 percent, Green line ridership decreased by 53 percent, and Purple line ridership decreased by 61 percent in July 2020 compared to July 2019.     

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 25K boardings (or 51 percent), decreased by 3K boardings (or 54 percent) and decreased by 3K boardings (or 62 percent) respectively in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 12K boardings (or 53 percent), decreased by 2K boardings (or 55 percent), and decreased by 2K boardings (or 62 percent) respectively in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 8K (or 42 percent), decreased by 2K boardings (or 49 percent), and decreased by less than 2K boardings (or 50 percent) respectively in July 2020 compared to July 2019. .   

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

There were 3,653K boardings in July 2020 compared to approximately 6,546K in July 2019, a decrease of 2,893K boardings (or 44 percent). 

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network decreased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in July 2020 compared to July 2019. Average Weekday ridership decreased by 110K boardings (or 46 percent) Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 62K boardings (or 41 percent) while and average Sunday ridership decreased by 43K boardings (or 35 percent) in July 2020 compared to July 2019.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 79K Park and Ride boardings in July 2020 compared to approximately 684K boardings in July 2019, a decrease of approximately 605K boardings (or 88 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in July 2020 was approximately 4K boardings compared to 31K boardings July 2019, a decrease of approximately 28K boardings (or 89 percent)

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were approximately 3,732K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in July 2020 compared to 7,230K boardings in July 2019, a decrease of approximately 3,498K boardings (or 48 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 July 2020 compared to July 2019 prior to service modifications for COVID-19. Average weekday ridership decreased by 137K boardings (or 51 percent), average Saturday ridership decreased by 62K boardings (or 41 percent) and average Sunday ridership decreased by 43K (or 35 percent) in July 2020 compared to July 2019.

Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service Map

System 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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