Quarterly Ridership Report

Fourth Quarter 2015 - October 1 - December 31, 2015

Total Sound Transit boardings increased by 6 percent for the fourth quarter and for the year. Ridership increased on all modes except Paratransit. Annual boardings totaled almost 34.9 million, and surpassed the SIP target of 33.6 million boardings by 4 percent for calendar year 2015.

ST Express buses registered an increase of 2 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 4 percent for YTD. Average weekday boardings increased 2 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 3 percent for YTD.

Sounder commuter rail boardings were up 9 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 13 percent for YTD. Average weekday boardings increased 11 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 15 percent for YTD. Ridership increased significantly on both Sounder lines, with a 26 percent increase on the North Line compared to Q4 2014, and a 7 percent increase on the South Line compared to the same period of 2014.

Tacoma Link light rail ridership showed a 1 percent decrease compared to Q4 2014, but was up 2 percent for YTD. Average weekday boardings were up 1 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 3 percent for YTD.

Link light rail boardings showed a 12 percent increase compared to Q4 2014, and a 7 percent increase for YTD. Average weekday boardings increased 15 percent compared to Q4 2014, and 8 percent for YTD.

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