Edmond's bus ridership increases 269 percent in three years
Edmond's Citylink bus service has averaged over 20,000 rides a month since January. Ridership in three years has increased by 269 percent since it started in 2009.
EDMOND — Ridership on Edmond's public transportation system has increased by 269 percent since it started in 2009.
Citylink has averaged over 20,000 rides a month since January. In April, ridership topped 21,000, the second highest month ever.
“Those are very, very impressive numbers,” City Manager Larry Stevens said in his budget message.
July 1 marks the start of the city's bus service's fourth year of operation.
The services offers six local routes, two express routes to and from Oklahoma City and on-demand paratransit service. Rides are free.
Shannon Entz, community development manager, said she anticipates that ridership could decrease throughout the summer months, partly due to fewer University of Central Oklahoma students in town for classes.
Edward Esparza, general manager of Citylink, which is operated by McDonald Transit, agrees with Entz.
In May, 20,364 rides were recorded.