Metro's Ridership Numbers Break Records Again
Metro released July's ridership numbers this morning. It's up even while gas prices in July plateaued and then began to drop towards the current $4.090/gallon average. Here's how it breaks down via their statement:
- The Metro Red and Purple subway lines and the Metro Gold, Blue, Green and Orange Lines all set weekday ridership records in July 2008 over July 2007.
- 319,582 passengers boarded Metro Rail trains on an average weekday, up 20 percent over a year earlier.
- Nearly half those riders (159,439) rode the Red and Purple Lines, which was up 20 percent over July 2007 when trains carried 132,049 boarding passengers.
- Metro Gold Line between Pasadena and downtown set a record with 27,019 average weekday riders compared to the 19,400 last year July.