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April 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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April 2020 (Fiscal Year 2020) Ridership Summary

Monthly Total Ridership

​Average D​​aily Ridership


      This report reflects ridership results as of May 7, 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 2,503K boarding in April 2020 compared to approximately 5,000K in April 2019, a decrease of 2,497K boardings (or 50 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. Actions during April 2020 that negatively affected METRO ridership included: 1) termination of all non-TMC Park & Ride services; 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 110K boardings (or 58 percent), Saturday average daily ridership decreased by 52K boardings (or 44 percent) and Sunday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 41K (or 42 percent) in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

​Light Rail

Monthly Total

There were 554K boardings on all three light rail lines and 0K boardings on bus bridges in April 2020 compared to 1,568K boardings on all three light rail lines and 0 boardings on bus bridges in April 2019, a decrease of 1,014K boardings (or 65% percent). Red line ridership decreased by 61 percent, Green line ridership decreased by 99 percent, and Purple line ridership decreased by 64 percent in April 2020 compared to April 2019.   

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average Weekday ridership on the Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 32K boardings (or 63 percent), decreased by less than 5K boardings (or 99 percent) and decreased by less than 5K boardings (or 66 percent) respectively in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Average Saturday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by 12K boardings (or 52 percent), decreased by 4K boardings (or 100 percent), and decreased by 3K boardings (or 65 percent) respectively in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Average Sunday ridership on Red, Green, and Purple lines decreased by less than 9K (or 44 percent), decreased by less than 4K boardings (or 100 percent), and decreased by more than 2K boardings (or 56 percent) respectively in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

Total Local Network

Monthly Total

TThere were approximately 3,057K boardings in April 2020 compared to approximately 6,568K in April 2019, a decrease of approximately 3,511K boardings (or 53 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday / Saturday / Sunday

Average local network decreased on Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday in April 2020 compared to April 2019. Average Weekday ridership decreased by approximately 151K boardings (or 60 percent) Saturday average daily ridership decreased by approximately 72K boardings (or 47 percent) while and average Sunday ridership decreased by 55K boardings (or 44 percent) in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

​Commuter Network Overview

Park & Ride

Monthly Total

There were approximately 22K Park and Ride boardings in April 2020 compared to 710K boardings in April 2019, a decrease of 688K boardings (or 97 percent).

Average Daily Ridership: Weekday

Average Weekday ridership in April 2020 was 1K boardings compared to 33K boardings April 2019, a decrease of 32K boardings (or 97 percent).

Entire Network Summary

Monthly Total

There were approximately 3,079K boardings on the entire fixed-route network in April 2020 compared to approximately 7,278K boardings in April 2019, a decrease of 4,199K boardings (or 58 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 April 2020 compared to April 2019 prior to service modifications for COVID-19. Average weekday ridership decreased by 183K boardings (or 64 percent), Average Saturday ridership decreased by approximately 85K boardings (or 56 percent) and average Sunday ridership decreased by 55K (or 44 percent) in April 2020 compared to April 2019.

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Local Network: Local Bus​​

Service Map

System 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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