Records requested by Tallahassee Reports shows that citizens using StarMetro declined in 2018.
The latest information provided by the City of Tallahassee shows that in 2018, StarMetro ridership declined 3.33% from 3.402 million passenger trips in 2017 to 3.289 million passenger trips in 2018.
In 2017 the number of passenger trips declined 10.45%
The decrease in passenger trips has become an annual trend. Records show that the number of StarMetro passenger trips have declined each year since 2010. See chart below.
In 2010 there were 4.946 million StarMetro passenger trips. Based on 2018 numbers, the number of annual StarMetro passenger trips has declined 33.5% during this eight year period.
Also, the decline in passenger trips is driving up costs.
Based on the latest available transit data from the US Department of Transportation, StarMetro costs increased 28.7% from $3.31 per passenger trip in 2013 to $4.26 per passenger trip in 2017.