Ridership counts indicate that the A Line is popular – more so, in fact, than the Route 174, which it replaced. The graph below shows average weekday boardings for the A Line starting with the launch of RapidRide service in October 2010, well above the highest numbers for Route 174. From there, RapidRide’s numbers climbed through July 2011, when the latest figures were available.

In fact, weekly A Line boardings in July 2011 were a whopping 52.5 percent higher than those on Route 174 just one year earlier!

Average weekday boardings chart