SMART’s rider data

The Press Democrat | January 16, 2020

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EDITOR: SMART not only withheld ridership numbers until it was forced to produce them, it provided only total rider numbers, not paid-rider numbers. Let’s remember the free rides that were offered during the holidays to boost ridership.

There is also a fact that was blaringly left out of the article that readers need to understand: Most riders are round-trip riders, and the statistics that SMART provided were for “each way,” which cuts the number of people in half.

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