More than 13.5million boardings on the light rail were recorded between July 1, 2011 and June 30. That's up nearly 760,000, or 5.9%.
Nearly 57.5 million bus boardings were logged in the same period, representing an increase of nearly 2.7 million, or 4.9% over fiscal year 2011.
The chief executive of Valley Metro says the growth comes primarily from attendance at downtown sporting events and Arizona State University students.
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