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The preliminary December average weekday bus ridership was 1.5% higher than a year earlier, and for all of 2014 was 2.1% higher than 2013. This growth is driven largely by the increase in local employment (3.5% in 2014). The growing popularity of RapidRide also contributes to system-wide ridership gains. The ridership gains in the fourth quarter were lower than in the previous few months because of the service reductions that began in late September. (Note that ridership is seasonal, with the lowest ridership in summer and December.)

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RapidRide Ridership has grown steadily since its inception with the A Line in October 2010. In 2014, the RapidRide weekday ridership was 44% higher than the previous ridership on the services that RapidRide replaced.

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VanPool and VanShare boardings in 2014 were down 3% from 2013. After adjusting for an improved passenger-counting methodology starting this year, boardings were actually up about 4%. This growth is consistent with the increase in vanpool and vanshare groups and total miles driven by the vans.

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Metro's Accessible Services program provides transportation to those unable to ride regular transit service. In 2014, Access ridership was 6.8% below 2013. Part of the decline is due to travel training to help people with disabilities ride regular bus service. Metro also has been expanding the less-costly Community Access Transit (CAT) program, which saw an 8.3% ridership growth in 2014.