Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Another Million-Ride Month
Wow! Your transit agency is definitely on a roll. For the fifth consecutive month, HART's bus ridership has exceeded one million rides. It's the first time in the 30-year history of HART that we've had that kind of streak. The previous million-ride streak of at least four months was in July - October 2008. HART's bus ridership is on track for 12 million riders in fiscal 2010.
The total for July was 1,025,657 rides.
The sustained high numbers of rides suggests that many people have come to see public transportation as a viable alternative to driving their cars. It's also a positive sign that improvements HART has made to the system in recent years are working to make transit in Hillsborough County easier, more convenient and more efficient.