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Circulator Trolley Ridership Hits Six Figures

Annapolis, MD (7-3-13) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced that on the two year anniversary of launching the Circulator Trolley, ridership has increased 161 percent from last year, averaging a monthly ridership of 14,000.

 “In just two years, our Circulator Trolley has proven its value in making it easier to get around downtown,” Mayor Cohen said.  “To have ridership on the Circulator more than double in just one year's time is truly remarkable.  What's more, the Circulator demonstrates that there is more than one way to improve parking options downtown.  The Circulator is a big reason why parking garage usage has increased by double digits since we launched the service two years ago.”

As expected, seasonal drops occurred during September, October and November and again in January. However, that trend quickly reverses in February, and shows a steady increase both years:

 

 

2011

 2012

 2013

January

 

2274

8214

February

 

3847

10143

March

 

4951

15071

April

 

7604

15722

May

 

9378

16071

June

 

10752

19088

July

6906

13302

 

August

4135

16499

 

September

2422

13602

 

October

3010

12403

 

November

1652

9295

 

December

4154

10410

 

Ridership during FY13 totaled 159,820.

“The residents, businesses and civic associations have embraced the Circulator and are responsible for its success,” Transportation Director Richard Newell said.  “I want to personally thank them for their confidence and for making mobility easier for everyone who lives, works and plays in Annapolis.”

Watch for the Circulator in this years July 4th Parade and take advantage of the free ride to and from the City garages to the fireworks display downtown.

For more information on the Circulator, go to AnnapolisCirculator.com.