Mountain Line Monthly Ridership Report
Morgantown, WV- Mountain Line Transit Authority reinstated service to several local bus routes in July 2016 and began additional, new bus service in early August 2016. These service changes were made possible through funding provided by the passage of the Transit Levy during the 2016 Primary Election.
Service Results: Reinstated bus service resulted in a 14% increase in ridership. New bus service to Mylan Park, Suncrest Town Center, Westover and Star City resulted in a modest ridership increase of 3% in the first week of operation, beginning August 8 (new service typically takes 12 to 18 months to properly establish steady ridership patterns and statistics). As is common, overall system ridership saw a large increase of 62% with the beginning of the WVU Fall Semester, and ridership grew an additional 8% in the final two weeks of August. Combining reinstated services, new services, the resumption of WVU classes and ridership growth, overall ridership grew by 103% through July and August of 2016.
Bus route maps, timetables, fares and other information are available on the Mountain Line web site at www.Busride.org, as is a link to the Authority’s live-time bus tracking mobile app. Passengers can also call 304 291-RIDE (7433) for information or to arrange a rider training session or personal route schedule assistance.