What wonderful news! Metro Transit in St. Louis once again led the nation with the largest increase in bus ridership among large transit agencies. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Metro Transit saw an 8.55% increase in bus ridership from January to September of this year. MetroBus recorded 22 million boardings as compared to 20.3 million MetroBus boardings during the first three quarters in 2011. Metro also led the nation for the first quarter of this calendar year with a 15.6% increase in bus ridership for January, February, and March.
APTA reported that Arlington Heights, Illinois followed St. Louis with a 5.3% increase in bus ridership from January through September, Newark, New Jersey with a 5.2% and Oakland, California at 5%. APTA also announced that nationally, bus ridership rose by 1.8% for the first three quarters of 2012.
MetroLink ridership increased 4.67% from January through September of this year. MetroLink recorded nearly 13 million boardings the first three quarters of this year as compared to 12.4 million during the same period last year.
Thank you MetroLink and MetroBus riders for making this possible!
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