Transit Windsor Ridership Down In 2015

Tuesday March 15th, 2016

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Ridership on Transit Windsor decreased a bit in 2015 over 2014.

A report to the Environmental, Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee says that ridership for the period ending December 31st, 2015 declined by 17,901 one-way rides or 0.28% compared to fiscal year 2014.

Officials say that a number of factors can be attributed to the decline. They say that one is the extremely harsh winter that was experienced early in 2015. In the first Quarter, it was recognized that there is a considerable difference in riders’ travel patterns in January and February.

Another factor contributing to the decline was the large number of detours due to construction projects. Some detours were many months in
duration which greatly affected ridership along Transit Windsor’s main route. At one point in the spring, all routes except for one had a detour.

Transit Windsor also tracks the number of children under the age of five who ride for free, and the number of accessories or mobility devices that Transit Windsor carries.

In 2015, the number of passengers under the age of five increased from 137,359 rides to 145,016, representing an increase of 5.57%. In 2015, 101,593 passengers boarded buses with wheelchairs, strollers or bikes. This is an increase of 3.6% from 2014.

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