South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s (SFRTA) Tri-Rail logged its highest yearly ridership numbers during 2019, with 4,495,039 passengers, an increase of 1.8 percent over 2018 passengers.
“This record achievement underscores the growing need for the reliable and economical service that Tri-Rail provides,” said Steven L. Abrams, SFRTA executive director. “People in South Florida are appreciating more and more the role that public transportation plays in their lives. Whether it’s to get to work or school, leisure travel, or just getting from one point to the next while avoiding highway traffic, mobility is being appreciated today more than ever.”
SFRTA has also reported that on-time performance (OTP) in 2019 was over 90 percent, with July OTP breaking the monthly record with 96.64 percent.
“This was a great way to finish Tri-Rail’s 30th anniversary year but as it is my first year on the job, I feel this is just the beginning and I look forward to continuing this trend,” Abrams added. “We thank our passengers, supporters and staff for their part in this achievement.”