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Thu, Jun 14, 2012

Transit usage up by 6.8%

Transit ridership across the nation is trending higher at 5.0% in the first quarter of the year. Valley Metro is experiencing a similar effect. With a slight economic upswing, ongoing high gas prices and transit use to sporting and community events, total regional ridership experienced an increase of 6.8% over last year. 

May 2012 Ridership
Bus and Light Rail:  5,980,312
Bus only:  4,861,714
Light rail only: 1,118,598

May 2011 Ridership
Bus and Light Rail:  5,633,142
Bus:  4,614,458
Light Rail: 1,018,684

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