Early 2010 included a new second daily Cascades trip to Vancouver. Not incidentally, it also saw new ridership highs:
Ridership for April, May, and June recorded the highest second quarter totals since 1994, with 214,641 passengers. Compared to the second quarter of 2009 this is an increase of nearly 12 percent, or more than 25,000 new passengers. The first quarter of 2010 also had record ridership with an increase of nearly 34,000 riders since 2009.
A first quarter increase is easily dismissed as an Olympic surge. But the second quarter numbers suggest that at current service levels, the ridership payoff of additional trips is significant.