Quarterly Ridership Report
Fourth Quarter 2014 - October 1 - December 31, 2014
Total Sound Transit boardings in 2014 were just under 33 million, an increase of 9 percent compared with 2013. Boardings increased on ST Express, Sounder, and Central Link, but declined on Tacoma Link and Paratransit. The year-end system total exceeded the 2014 budget and Service Implementation Plan ridership target by almost 1.9 million boardings. System boardings for the fourth quarter were up 7 percent compared with the same period in 2013.
ST Express bus boardings were up 6 percent for the quarter. Total 2014 bus boardings reached 17.6 million, a 6 percent increase over 2013.
Sounder commuter rail boardings were up an impressive 15 percent for the quarter. Year-end ridership totaled almost 3.4 million boardings, an 11 percent increase compared to 2013.
Tacoma Link light rail boardings were down by 4 percent during 2014, but the rate of decline slowed during the fourth quarter with a decrease of just 1 percent. Total annual boardings came in at just under 1 million.
Central Link light rail boardings for 2014 increased by 13 percent overall, compared with 2013, but growth slowed towards the end of the year with a 6 percent increase during the fourth quarter. Total boardings for 2014 came in at just under 11 million.
Q4 2014 route-level and corridor ridership information can be found on page 2; along with Q3 2014 and YTD 2014 service performance on pages 3 and 4, respectively.
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Ridership summaries by month