Sound Transit has released updated ridership numbers for Link.
Since the SeaTac Station opened in mid December 2009 this is the first month that we can compare ridership numbers for a full year. The figure above shows average ridership and the figure below shows total ridership aggregated by month over the last year. To me the thing that jumps out most is the large variation of Saturday ridership. I’m not a sports person so someone please tell me how this relates to events at Safeco and Quest.
Total ridership graph after the jump.
Ridership peaked in July and was lowest in January and February, although I’m sure that is a reflection of relative newness of the SeaTac Station. I don’t expect year over year ridership comparisons to be useful for at least 3 or 4 months for that reason.
In general I think we’ll see employment based ridership, an important component of weekday ridership, follow the same trend as downtown oriented bus service, with added variation from summer travel driven by SeaTac, weekend sporting events and other events downtown.