ridership

noun
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

Examples of ridership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back in May, Metrobus ridership reached the highest levels since the pandemic began, officials report. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 But over the last year, New Yorkers also started doing a lot of bicycling, which is good news, and that boom continues; Citi Bike posted two all-time daily ridership records on back-to-back days last month. Alissa Walker, Curbed, 4 June 2021 Like other transit agencies across the country, ridership and services at the VTA declined sharply during the pandemic. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 2021 The new two-wheeler arrives at a time when Lyft's various bike-share programs are setting ebike ridership records, a dramatic rebound from the declining rides Lyft saw early during the pandemic last year. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 2 June 2021 As the economy strengthens, restaurants and hotels will increase staffing, which should bring a boost in Lynx ridership, Harrison said. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, 28 May 2021 Average weekday bus ridership fell to under 2.2 million riders in 2019 from nearly 2.5 million in 2015. New York Times, 27 May 2021 Metro’s ridership, could join in on the service in January 2022. Priscella Vega, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021 Historically, cities with the most robust transit ridership in the United States, such as Chicago, San Francisco and New York City, have large centralized, job centers plagued by gridlocked traffic. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of ridership

1968, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jun 2021

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“Ridership.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridership. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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