Close to Home: What SMART’s data does and doesn’t say

The Press Democrat | January 8, 2020

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By Mike Arnold

After more than two years of operating trains and rejecting requests for ridership data, SMART has finally released daily ridership data from June 29, 2017 through Nov. 30, 2019.

The data reveals much about SMART’s ridership and why it withheld this information from the public.

Ridership is tiny. On the average weekday, there were only 2,375 riders.

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