Weekday Link ridership declined slightly in August. The weekday average of 23,771 boardings was down 1.5% from July’s record count of 24,145. Sunday ridership declined a significant 7% (from 17,127 to 15,893) , while Saturday ridership was up by 4% (from 22,098 to 22,979).
While perhaps disappointing, most of us expected an August lull of just this sort. The cruise ship and general tourist markets were on the wane, and schools had not yet begun in earnest. Looking into the autumn, the smart money is on increased ridership in September and October to be followed by another leveling-off or decline in November.