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May’s transit ridership smashes records

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May’s ridership numbers are in and we’re seeing unprecedented growth across the transit network! Ridership has reached a new all-time high, with the brief period Vancouver hosted the 2010 Olympic Winter Games being the only exception.

Monthly boardings in May are up 9 per cent year-over-year. More and more customers are taking advantage of transit and new service introduced as part of the 10-Year Vision [3]. Persistent high gas prices and lasting employment growth are also combining to attract new riders.

“New service and capacity is being used as fast as we can get it out there. This kind of growth isn’t being seen anywhere else in Canada and the United States. Ridership growth like this proves there’s a great deal of latent demand for transit and we are working to satisfy it.” —Kevin Desmond, TransLink’s CEO

Phase Two of the Vision will deliver the additional service the region is asking for.

“These investments will ensure people living here have transit as an affordable option for getting to work, shopping, and visiting family and friends.” —Derek Corrigan, Chair of the Mayors’ Council and Mayor of Burnaby