Sound Transit’s 1st Quarter System Ridership Report is out. Highlights:
- Central Link weekday boardings up 24% year-on-year, though well below budget estimates.
- Sounder ridership flat, except for a big drop on the north route (i.e. mudslides)
- Tacoma Link and paratransit both up about 10%.
- ST Express up about 6%, though individual routes diverge wildly. The 555, 556, and 560 had big drops in ridership.
- Link cost per boarding, in the low season, back above that for ST Express.