The Blue Water and Wolverine services each posted impressive ridership
numbers during the month of February.
The Wolverine experienced a 13.5% increase over the previous year’s performance. The Blue Water also experienced an increase of 9.2% followed by the Pere Marquette that inched past last February’s ridership by 0.2%.
Ticket Revenue for each of the Michigan services was healthy with the Wolverine increasing revenue by 18.5% followed by the Blue Water and Pere Marquette with increases of 13.4% and 10.3%, respectively.
Therese G. Cody at the Michigan Department of Transportation said the recent inclement weather in the Midwest (Illinois and Michigan) travel market, coupled with higher fuel prices had a positive impact on corridor ridership and ticket revenue.
Pere Marquette $172,205 6.4% $183,239 10.3%