Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Ridership Up 3%, Highest Annual Ridership in HART History!

14,414,008 rides in 2012!
December bus ridership numbers are in, closing out 2012 at 14,414,008 million, a 3.4 percent increase compared to 2011 and the highest in HART history! 2012 bus ridership marks nearly 500,000 more bus trips than 2011. HART also saw record ridership for the fiscal year ending in October.

In 2012, two months set monthly bus ridership records: In March, ridership reached 1,278,876, the highest monthly ridership in HART history. This record was surpassed in October when ridership reached 1,344,854, the first time HART monthly ridership marked more than 1.3 million.

Some bus routes have demonstrated double-digit ridership growth over the past year,* showing that public transit use is up across all areas of Hillsborough County:
  • Route 16 (Waters Avenue, between Northeast Tampa and Town 'N Country): 20 percent increase
  • Route 31 (Brandon to SouthShore via Gibsonton/Apollo Beach): 19 percent increase
  • Route 41 (Sligh Avenue, between West Tampa and NetPark): 17 percent increase
  • Route 10 (Cypress Street, between Downtown Tampa to Social Security Administration, near Westshore): 12 percent increase
  • Route 37 (Brandon to Netpark via Grand Regency Plaza): 12 percent increase
(*January - November 2012)

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