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ABQ RIDE Achieves its Greatest-Ever Monthly Ridership in Oct., 2012


More people took ABQ RIDE during the month of October, 2012 than in any other month in Albuquerque’s public transportation history.

Final tallies from last month show ABQ RIDE experienced 1,237,344 passenger boardings during the past October.   That tops the previous record for passenger boardings, set in August, 2012 (1,178,611) by 5% (a jump of 58,733).  October, 2012’s boardings also represent a 10.3% improvement over October, 2011’s ridership.

The milestone also reflects a continuous, impressive growth for boardings on ABQ RIDE.  Currently, ABQ RIDE is experiencing a 5.3% increase in ridership during Calendar Year 2012 over the previous year.  At this rate, ABQ RIDE could top 13-million passenger boardings in calendar year for the first time ever in Albuquerque public transportation history.