CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – To work, to school, to play and everywhere in between – more people rode Metro last year.
Metro had a 4.2% ridership increase compared to 2011, significantly higher than the national average increase for bus systems. Last year, Metro provided almost 17.4 million passenger trips. Including Access service for people with disabilities, Metro provided almost 17.6 million rides total.
Huge increases in university pass program ridership: In addition, ridership for Metro’s student pass programs at local universities is up significantly. Metro had a 24% increase in ridership at the University of Cincinnati and a 19% increase at Cincinnati State in 2012, compared to 2011.