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Mary Lou Berger

Hal R. Valeche
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Palm Tran Breaks Ridership Record

For release: October 20, 2011
Contact: Girard, 561-841-4245

Agency Tops 11 Million for First Time

Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation agency, broke ridership records in fiscal year 2011, with a total annual ridership of 11,124,904. This is the first time Palm Tran has exceeded 11 million passenger trips in its 40-year history.

Overall ridership on Palm Tran’s fixed-route service increased by nearly 8 percent from fiscal year 2010 and has grown by approximately 50 percent since fiscal year 2004. Ridership increased on all Palm Tran routes.

Several other ridership records were broken in the 2011 fiscal year including:

  1. Average weekday ridership of 37,708
  2. Average Saturday ridership of 20,462
  3. Weekday passengers per revenue hour of 28.77

While the increase in gas prices was a contributing factor, ridership continued to grow even as gas prices leveled. The agency is looking at alternatives to increase capacity and accommodate the growing need for public transit.

For more information about Palm Tran, please call the customer service department at 561-841-4287.


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