Monday, December 15, 2014

HART Bus Ridership Continues Strong Growth!


HART ridership is up once again!

HART is delivering more than 52,000 trips a day!
November continued the agency's run of strong ridership growth. November marked another month of more than 1 million in bus ridership. The most recent ridership report shows total passenger trips in November reached 1,185,748. That's 6,981 more riders choosing HART to get around Hillsborough County in November 2014 compared to the same month last year.
 
November 5 saw the greatest daily ridership throughout the month with 58,662 riders picking HART!    

On average each weekday HART is delivering more than 52,000  passenger trips on its growing network of buses.

"As ridership continues to grow, so does the need to expand service to keep pace with the growing demands of the county," said HART Chief Executive Officer Katharine Eagan. "We are pleased to see a steady increase in ridership during the first quarter of FY2015."  
 
Fast facts: 
  • November 2014 ridership marked 6,981 more trips than the same month last year. 
  •  13 days exceeded 50,000 riders.
  • MetroRapid ridership was 42,609.
  • Year-to-date (FY2014 vs. FY2015), bus ridership is up 3.4 percent; an increase of 86,164 trips compared to the same period last year. 
The top five average weekday ridership routes in FY2015, showing that public transit use remains strong in significant areas of Hillsborough County:
  • Route 1 (Downtown to University Area Transit Center via Florida Avenue): 1.8 percent increase
  • Route 6 (Downtown to University Area Transit Center via 56th Street): 14.6 percent increase
  • Route 12 (Downtown to University Mall/University Area Transit Center via 22nd Street): 8.2 percent increase
  • Route 34 (Northwest Transfer Center to Netp@rk Transfer Center via Hillsborough Ave.): 3.8 percent increase
  • Route 39 (Town 'N Country/Citrus Park to Netp@ark Transfer Center via Busch Boulevard): 5.7 percent increase
For the month of November, bicycle boardings in Hillsborough County saw a 3.2  percent increase over last year's numbers. HART logged 18,432 boardings compared to 17,641 last year.  

For all-things HART, including OneBusAway, Real-time Arrival Information via Text Message, trip planning, schedules, maps and fares, just visit www.goHART.org.