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Seattle region transit ridership growth highest in the nation

Amongst the 25 most populated metro areas, the Seattle region has seen the highest transit ridership growth since 2010

June 04, 2019
  • Amongst the 25 most populated metro areas, the Seattle region has seen the highest transit ridership growth since 2010. 
  • Only 6 of the 25 most populated metro areas have seen an increase in transit ridership since 2010 and at 13 percent the Seattle region’s growth is greater than the increases observed by Houston, San Francisco, Orlando, Denver and New York combined. 
  • There are a variety of contributing factors for the increase, most notably the densification of our core office market and the expansion of Link Light Rail to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.
  • Moving forward, ridership is poised to increase dramatically as the fastest growing mode of transportation, Link Light Rail, is set to triple in size over the next six years.

    Source: JLL Research, NTA

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