Annapolis’ Circulator Gaining Popularity

| July 5, 2013
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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 FY  2012 FY  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.”

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

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