Quarterly Ridership Report

Third Quarter 2015 - July 1 - September 30, 2015

Total Sound Transit boardings increased by 4% during the third quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Boardings increased on all modes except Tacoma Link and Paratransit. Year-to-date boardings totaled almost 26.2 million, on pace to exceed the SIP forecast of 33.6 million boardings for calendar year 2015. 

ST Express buses registered 1% more boardings in Q3 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. Average weekday boardings reached 63,625 for a 2% increase compared to the third quarter of 2014. 

Sounder commuter rail boardings were up an impressive 14%, reaching a new quarterly record for both total boardings (995,258) and average weekday boardings (15,077). Ridership increased significantly on both Sounder lines, with a 21% increase on the North Line and a 15% increase on the South Line. During quarter three, Sounder served its 30millionth passenger since service began in 2000.

Tacoma Link  light rail ridership declined during the quarter, registering a 3% decline compared to the same period of 2014. Year-to-date boardings for Tacoma Link are above the Annual SIP target by about 9%. 

Link light rail boardings showed steady growth, with a 5% increase during the quarter. Year-to-date ridership is up 5% compared to the same time last year. During quarter three, Link served its 55 millionth passenger since service began in 2009.

To learn more, read the current Service Delivery Quarterly Report (.pdf, 511 KB)

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