Monday, October 12, 2015

Record passenger numbers causes MAX growing pains

Image credit: Transfort
MAX, the bus rapid transit line in Fort Collins, saw record ridership in September. More than 117,000 passengers boarded the bus in September, an increase of 87% over September 2014. This figure averages to 3,900 per day. Additional buses have been deployed during rush hours to handle the demand. Demand has also been high for parking spaces at the four park-n-rides along the route, which are full on many days, and for bicycles. Each bus has four bicycle racks, which are filling quickly, which has lead Transfort to construct a sheltered bike cage at the South Transit Center. Additional bicycle cages are planned for the Downtown Transit Center, University Station, and Prospect Station. 
For more information about MAX, read the article on the Coloradoan and visit the Transfort website.

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