UPDATE: I subbed a different PowerPoint that has more info.
Above is the Metro staff report on ridership in March on the new Gold Line Extension to Azusa you may have heard mentioned in the media or on this blog. Three really quick takeaways:
•Ridership is very strong with an estimated 5,724 to 6,264 new boardings on weekdays from the new stations over the first five weeks of service (see the slides in the above presentation to see how those numbers were generated).
•At last count, the Sierra Madre Village Station parking garage is now less than half filled — 37 percent at last count — with the parking demand shifting to the new stations to the east. If you’ve been waiting to get a spot at SMV, now’s the time.
•Seventy-one percent of the boardings at the new stations are new riders, the majority of whom previously made their trips by driving alone. And a majority of new riders are traveling between the new stations and Pasadena.
Staff gave a presentation to the Metro Board’s System Safety and Operations Committee on Thursday morning. A pdf of the presentation is below and there are some additional slides shown at the meeting. You can watch below (the presentation begins at the 17:22 mark):