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January 03, 2019

Youth Transit Ridership Sees Increase In December

Youth ridership on RapidRide for the four-month period September-December was up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Youth ridership on RapidRide for the four-month period September-December was up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2017. (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

YOUTH RIDERSHIP SEES SLIGHT INCREASE IN DECEMBER

Four-month total sees 18% increase over same period in 2017

RAPID CITY, SD--The City's youth participation in the 'Youth Ride Free' program saw a slight increase in December over the same period in 2017.

            There was a four percent increase in the number of youth riders (12,240) recorded on the RapidRide system last month, compared to the December 2017 numbers (11,800).  For the four-month period since school started (September-December), youth ridership is up 18 percent with 56,915 youth passenger trips recorded compared to the same four-month time frame in 2017 (48,244 youth passenger boardings).

            School was in session for 15 days last month compared to 16 in December 2017. 

            Last month's youth ridership numbers are a 70 percent increase over the numbers of December 2016 when 7,221 youth passenger trips were recorded.

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Thank you,

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