Quarterly Ridership Report

Second Quarter 2015 - April 1 - June 30, 2015

Total Sound Transit boardings increased by 6% during Q2 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Ridership increased on all modes except Paratransit. Average weekday boardings also increased by 6%, and system-wide growth trended above the annual budget and SIP ridership forecasts. 

ST Express buses had 5% more boardings in Q2 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Average weekday boardings reached 64,589 for a 4% increase. No major service changes took place during the quarter. 

Sounder commuter rail ridership continued to increase significantly, and boardings were up 12% during the quarter on both the North and South lines, combined. Average weekday boardings also increased by 12%.

Tacoma Link  light rail ridership growth slowed during Q2 2015, with a modest 2% increase compared with an 11% jump during Q1. Average weekday boardings increased by 1%. 

Central Link light rail boardings were up 6% during Q2 2015, with a 7% increase in average weekday boardings. Growth trended slightly above the level predicted in the annual budget and SIP ridership forecasts. Preparations continued for the start of University Link service, including communications upgrades in the DSTT that partially shut down service on two consecutive weekends.

Q2 2015 route-level and corridor ridership information can be found on page 2, followed by Q2 and YTD 2015 service performance on pages 3 and 4, respectively. 

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