Ridership Data

Updated: June 1, 2019

About the Data

Ridership numbers are collected via automatic passenger counters installed onboard vehicles and verified by periodic manual checks. Ridership numbers are submitted monthly to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and are considered preliminary. Numbers are subject to change.

Figures are represented as riders per day.

Graph of Streetcar ridership data (average daily from January 2011 to May 2019). South Lake Union hovers near 2K per day.  First Hill increases from near 3K to 4K per day. Total average ridership in May 2019 was over 5.5K per day.


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