October kicked off the month with record ridership numbers. Omnitrans traditionally sees a jump in ridership during Rideshare Week, the first week in October due to free ride promotions being offered. However this year’s ridership is the highest the agency has seen in the past five years.
The average for the week was 65,951. This is 17% higher than an average weekday for last October and 14% higher than average weekday ridership in September. During FY2012, Omnitrans averaged 52,162 riders per average weekday.
Here is what daily ridership looked like last week on Omnitrans Fixed Routes:
Monday, October 1st 66,175
Tuesday, October 2nd 65,597
Wednesday, October 3rd 68,377
Thursday, October 4th 67,726
Friday, October 5th 61,883
Wednesday was an all-time Omnitrans record high.
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