Region's first rapid bus service provides big boost to ridership

Posted In: Transportation
Date: 8/2/2016


More and more people are using public transit in the corridor served by the region's first rapid bus line. Since the A Line opened on June 11, ridership in the service corridor has increased by more than a third.
The A Line provides faster, more frequent service between the Rosedale Transit Center and the METRO Blue Line’s 46th Street Station, with service on Snelling Avenue, Ford Parkway and 46th Street, and a connection to the METRO Green Line’s Snelling Avenue Station.
Nearly 120,000 rides were taken on the A Line during its first 30 days of operation, including three free-ride days to introduce customers to the new service. Another 23,000 rides were taken on Route 84, which continues to provide less frequent local bus service on Snelling Avenue.
Combined, average weekday ridership is 5,100 on the A Line and Route 84, up from around 3,800 average weekday rides on Route 84 during the same timeframe in 2015.  

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