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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TriMet ridership continues to rise

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In April, there were more than 8.8 million trips taken on Portland, Ore.-area TriMet buses, MAX and WES commuter rail. For 13 consecutive months, weekday and weekly trips and total monthly ridership increased. System-wide, all modes were up in all categories of ridership for April.

WES reached record ridership of 1,700 weekday trips, up 5.6 percent. Overall weekend trips continued to grow, up 5.6 percent and MAX Green Line weekend trips increased 18.5 percent to 29,400 trips.

• Weekly trips were up 1.4 percent to 843,800
• Weekday trips were up 0.1 percent to 132,300
• Weekend trips were up 6.3 percent to 182,300
• Rush-hour trips were up 3.4 percent to 39,900

• Weekday trips were up 4.7 percent to 24,300
• Weekend trips were up 18.5 percent to 29,400

• Weekday/rush-hour trips were up 5.6 percent to 1,700 - *Record high
• Weekly trips were up 5.6 percent to 8,500 - *Record high

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