Denver A Line ridership logs lowest ever monthly total to start 2017

The A Line rang in 2017 with ridership levels almost 18 percent below the current monthly average.

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The University of Colorado A Line. Jan. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The University of Colorado A Line. Jan. 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The A Line rang in 2017 with ridership levels almost 18 percent below the current monthly average. Put another way, 90,456 fewer people than normal rode the train to the plane during January.In fact, January had fewer total boardings than any other full month in the line’s history. This comes after December’s holiday bump in ridership numbers.

Guess everyone just got their traveling done and wanted to stay put in January. On the other hand, the biggest proportional dip below average was in weekday boardings, so the end of the holiday employment may have also played a role in the decrease.

Here’s what all that looks like: