This has been in the media for a week but not posted on Trimet's website till today. I wonder why they would do that? It appears that the boost to the rush hour service has resulted in increased ridership over last Aprils ridership. However peak ridership was up last month before the increased service by 6.3% so the increase could be attributable to the time of year. Of course WES keeps gaining but the total numbers are still tiny compared to the rest of Trimet service.
If you cut services people stop riding, its simple logic. The harder it is to use a service the less people will use it.
The big question, that nobody is talking about is, WHY IS MAX RIDERSHIP STILL FALLING?
So what do we really know by these statistics?
"There are Lies, damned lies, and statistics"