rid·​er·​ship | \ ˈrī-dər-ˌship How to pronounce ridership (audio) \

Definition of ridership

: the number of persons who ride a system of public transportation

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According to Bauman, streetcar ridership will only increase after the opening of a Lakefront line that would drop passengers off within 1,000 feet of Maier Festival Park. William Langhorne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mayor Barrett announces record-high numbers for streetcar ridership during Milwaukee festivals," 16 July 2019 The mid-sized category includes systems with ridership between 4 million and 20 million trips per year. oregonlive.com, "C-Tran named best mid-sized public transit system in North America, the ‘Academy Awards’ of industry," 9 July 2019 For Thomas, increasing the ridership and capacity of the DART system is a valuable opportunity for the North Texas community to grow closer. Emma Ruby, Dallas News, "$60 million federal grant will help DART extend platforms, ease crowding on Red and Blue lines," 27 June 2019 The Sunset Limited was saddled with both poor ridership numbers and on-time performances. al.com, "Mobile hesitates on backing coastal Amtrak return," 25 June 2019 Kings Hill had the lowest weekday ridership of any station on the Red and Blue lines in downtown, according to TriMet figures. oregonlive.com, "TriMet walks back proposal to close Skidmore Fountain MAX station; will vote on 3 other closures," 21 June 2019 After years of chronic service disruptions that led to ridership declines, Metro appears to be making progress in improving reliability; the system is experiencing fewer breakdowns and winning back the public trust. Emily Guskin, Washington Post, "Washington Post-Schar School poll," 7 June 2019 The engineering study will design the extension, lay out the future station sites and project ridership numbers. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "General Assembly OKs $100 million for proposed Metra extension into Kendall County," 3 June 2019 For nearly three years, Uber and Lyft fought a costly court battle with the city of Seattle to keep their ridership data secret. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "Uber and Lyft drop data fight with Seattle, and start another over Sea-Tac Airport data," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of ridership

1968, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2019

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