***NOTE: There are problems with data accuracy on bus ridership counts for June 2019, July 2109, and August 2019 as Phoenix and Valley Metro attempt to integrate new hardware with the existing system. For Mesa this is clearly impacting routes 156, 531, and 541, however, there are minor anomalies with some of the other routes.
Breakdown of bus service ridership on a monthly basis per route in Mesa (data lags for approximately 30 days) and data is provided by Valley Metro, an external agency who is responsible for both bus service and light rail in Mesa. For a regional view of both bus service and light rail ridership, please go to their website, under their Publications/Reports section. Valley Metro tracks bus riders as they board. Bus service expands the scope and range of light rail, in addition to being a geographically more flexible means of public transportation in comparison to light rail.
The data set captures information starting in July 2013. Effective October 24, 2016, AZ Link has been consolidated with route 112, and the Main Street Link consolidated with route 40.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|Riders||riders||riders||Number||The number of riders per route per month|
|Route||route||route||Text||Route number of the bus for which riders were measured. See www.valleymetro.org for specific bus route map and other detailed route information.|
|Fiscal Year||fiscal_year||fiscal_year||Text||Fiscal year in which bus riders were measured|
|Month||month||month||Text||Month for which bus riders were measured|
|Calendar Year||calendar_year||calendar_year||Text||Calendar year in which bus riders were measured|
|Month Date||month_date||month_date||Calendar date||The month and year in which bus riders were measured|