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TriMet ridership gains continue


TriMet ridership increased during the Spring Quarter of 2014, according to figures released Friday by the regional transit agency.

According to TriMet, ridership increased on both buses and trains, following encouraging winter ridership numbers. Weekly bus ridership increased 5.5 percent over the year prior, with frequent service bus routes experiencing an 8.2 percent jump. Peak ridership was up 7.8 percent on buses and up 5.5 percent systemwide.

The Spring Quarter was the first to reflect increased service on our Frequent Service bus lines. In March, all 12 Frequent Service bus lines met the 15-minute weekday midday standards for the first time since the cuts caused by the Great Recession. The Line 4-Division/Fessenden also saw Frequent Service restored on weekday evenings and all day on Saturdays.

Spring 2014 quarterly ridership numbers

Bus, MAX & WES:

• Quarterly trips were up 3 percent to 26,135,000

• Weekly trips were up 3.6 percent at 2,008,400

• Weekday trips were up 3.9 percent to 331,520

• Weekend trips were up 2.2 percent to 305,800

• Peak trips were up 5.5 percent to 105,120

Bus only:

• Quarterly trips were up 4.9 percent to 16,101,700

• Weekly trips were up 5.5 percent to 1,239,200

• Weekday trips were up 5.9 percent to 208,200

• Weekend trips were up 3.6 percent to 198,200

• Peak trips were up 7.8 percent to 66,700

MAX only:

• Quarterly trips were flat at 9,903,800

• Weekly trips were up 0.4 percent to 759,100

• Weekday trips were up 0.4 percent to 121,300

• Weekend trips were up 0.5 percent to 152,600

• Peak trips were up 1.1 percent to 36,400

WES only:

• Quarterly trips were up 13.5 percent to 129,500

• Weekly trips were up 15.4 percent to 10,100

• Weekday were up 15.4 percent to 2,020