Another month, another double digit weekday ridership gain for Link and a new record of 959,701 total boardings for the month. ST Express also experienced double digit weekday growth.
August’s Central Link Weekday/Saturday/Sunday boardings were 32,399/29,996/24,234, growth of 10.7%, 10.2%, and 8.1% respectively over August 2012. Sounder’s weekday boardings were up 5.8% (up 7% on the South Line, down 5% on the North Line). Total Tacoma Link ridership was down 2.0% with weekday ridership declining 2.7%. Weekday ST Express ridership was up 10%. Crosslake routes continued to show strong growth. The 545, 550, and 554 had year over year increases of 16%, 21% and 16% respectfully. Complete August Ridership Summary here.
Link has seen double digit weekday ridership growth ten out of the past twelve months, and year to date total ridership is up 11.2% compared to August of last year.
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