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Quarterly Ridership Report

Second Quarter 2014 - April 1 - June 30, 2014

Total Sound Transit boardings increased more than 9% during Q2 2014, compared to an 8% increase during the same period in 2013. Boardings increased on all modes except Tacoma Link and Paratransit. Ridership growth is trending well ahead of the annual SIP and budget forecasts. Gradually improving local economic conditions, population growth, and relatively low unemployment have contributed to ridership increases throughout most of the Sound Transit service area. 

ST Express buses almost 7% more boardings in the second quarter compared with the same period of 2013. Average weekday boardings reached almost 62,000, a new quarterly record. No major service changes took place during the quarter. 

Sounder commuter rail boardings increased more than 7%, and both commuter and special event trains showed ridership increases compared to the same period of 2013. 

Tacoma Link light rail boardings were down by 3% for the quarter. While discouraging, the rate of decline has slowed compared with recent quarters.

Central Link light rail had the highest growth of any Sound Transit mode, increasing by over 16% for the quarter and surpassing 1 million boardings in the month of June for the first time since service began. 

Q2 2014 route-level and corridor ridership information can be found on page 2; along with Q2 2014 and YTD 2014 service performance on pages 3 and 4, respectively. 

To learn more, read the current pdf Service Delivery Quarterly Report (.pdf, 591 KB)

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