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United States: Valley Metro Express Bus service ridership during FY2014–19 [free access]

September 1, 2019

During FY2014-15 to FY2018-19, an annual average decline of 2.64 per cent has been witnessed in the Express Bus ridership in Valley Metro.

 

Majority of the ridership has been recorded in Phoenix, which accounts for about 77 per cent of the total Express Bus ridership in Valley Metro. The share of Mesa in the total ridership has, however, increased slightly from 8.18 per cent in FY2014-15 to 8.76 per cent in FY2018-19, despite a 10.25 per cent decrease in the total ridership over the period.

 

Table: Valley Metro Express Bus service ridership during FY2014–19

City

FY2014–15*

FY2015–16

FY2016–17

FY2017–18

FY2018–19

Avondale

6,363

11,188

13,452

10,872

8,214

Buckeye

4,242

7,357

6,365

7,487

7,195

Chandler

50,433

53,211

61,731

61,311

59,233

El Mirage

6,619

6,525

7,300

4,166

3,434

Fountain Hills

399

554

776

767

2,626

Gilbert

18,340

17,294

17,100

15,595

17,374

Glendale

41,954

35,161

30,119

31,428

32,317

Goodyear

24,482

30,628

26,403

23,370

18,166

Mesa

120,658

112,213

110,425

119,421

115,926

Phoenix

1,145,095

1,075,646

1,066,812

1,049,395

1,014,036

Scottsdale

6,753

6,397

5,305

5,653

4,732

Surprise

14,601

12,146

13,346

12,527

12,434

Tempe

33,520

32,424

29,875

27,244

26,728

Total

1,473,459

1,400,744

1,389,009

1,369,236

1,322,415

Note: *-Both weekday and weekend services were offered on express bus routes till FY2014–15, but the weekend services were discontinued from FY2015–16 onwards.  

Source: Valley Metro