It's a record! Transit ridership breaks mark by 100,000 riders

Bus passengers
Kara Vuicich photo

Bay Area transit officials report a new ridership record was set last Saturday as part of All Aboard Transit Day, besting the previous mark by 100,000.

MTC and transit partners challenged residents to take transit to beat last year’s ridership numbers of 500,000-plus trips on all modes of transit on All Aboard Transit Day. On Sept. 16, Bay Area riders took more than 600,000 trips across all local transit agencies during this year's event.

The challenge was held as part of Transit Month in the Bay Area. Bay Area Transit Month spotlights the work done by transit agencies to keep people in the Bay Area moving – to work, to school and to favorite recreational places – all while cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Transit Month activities cover every transit agency in the Bay Area and raise awareness about the importance of keeping the region moving. MTC is partnering with San Francisco Transit Riders, Seamless Bay Area, and other transit-focused agencies on Bay Area on Bay Area Transit Month.

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