Phoenix Metro 2010 light rail ridership up

Posted on January 5, 2011

Phoenix Metro light rail served more than 12.6 million riders in 2010, 11 percent more than in 2009. On average, 39,335 riders traveled using light rail on weekdays; 29,329 on Saturdays; and 19,170 on Sundays/holidays.

"It's been another incredible year for Metro," said CEO Steve Banta. "Riders continue to use our service in record numbers despite the difficult economy and service reductions in July. 2011 is likely to bring similar financial challenges and they will be met by keeping a customer focus and an eye for where efficiencies can be gained."

Metro's has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation. Other notable highlights of 2010:

  • Reduced number of collisions by more than 50 percent vs. 2009.
  • Generated $335,000 in system advertising revenue since program inception in Oct. 2009.
  • Installed shade canopies at the 19th Ave. and Central/Camelback park-and-rides.
  • Renewed the partnership with US Airways Center and Phoenix Suns to allow event tickets to serve as light rail pass.
  • Entered the design phase on the Central Mesa light rail extension to downtown Mesa.
  • Received local and regional approval of 2.6-miles of streetcar in the Mill Ave. corridor in Tempe.
  • Moved forward with the South Central Feasibility Study in Phoenix.

To view Metro's annual ridership report, click here.



View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

MBTA forgives $839K in fines stemming from 2015 winter performance

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays.

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close