Record ridership for VTA in September

October 17, 2008 12:39:47 PM PDT
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority announced Friday that this September had the highest average weekday ridership in the agency's history.

Ridership was up across the board, with a 9.1 percent increase in bus ridership and a 14.8 percent increase in light rail ridership when compared with September 2007. Total monthly system ridership was about 4.1 million, an increase of 10.4 percent over last year.

"Given the high cost of gas, the growing green consciousness and VTA's improved service, more Santa Clara Valley residents than ever are relying on public transportation," Cupertino Mayor and VTA board member Dolly Sandoval said.