- Weekly Bus ridership was up 2.9% and is similar growth to what we have seen on the bus side for about a year now.
- Weekly MAX ridership was down 7.9% and we attribute most of this ridership loss due to the Free Rail Zone going away. There is still some ridership loss on MAX compared to last year due to increased fare enforcement, but most of the MAX ridership decline is in the Free Rail Zone.(ya right and MAX has become VERY unreliable)
- A bright shining star
is WES where ridership continues to grow – up in September by 10.4% over the previous year. That’s 1,800 per day – a new record!(pathetic and LOOK AT THE OVERHEAD THOSE 1800 RIDERS GET!)
I should also note that the revenue we saw in September is lining up at or near our projections. I want to stress that is still very early with just one month of results in. There were a number of factors in play – people stocking up on tickets, exchanging in their old tickets and so forth. We’ll have a better idea of where our projections truly are after a full quarter’s worth of results.
(article by Neil Mcfarlane aka Mcfuher)