Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ridership lower than counted on TRAX

TRAX train in Sandy
Originally uploaded by jmdspk
New TRAX passenger tracking system shows ridership lower than thought

The anti-transit types will be jumping on this article. UTA overestimated TRAX ridership because it was doing manual counting instead of computer generated counting.

What should be noted here is that ridership is still ahead of projections and doing well. Even in the off peak periods trains have many people on them.

While this is another one of those public relations nightmares that UTA is so good at, it is not the end of the world. The only problem is you have people like Valentine who want to steal transit money for other projects and this just gives people like him ammunition.

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