Numbers released yesterday show that Spokane Transit Authority broke its monthly passenger record last month.
May’s ridership on the regular, fixed-route buses was 980,616. That beat the previous record, set in April, by more than 5,000 riders.
The number continues STA’s upward trend. Last year, STA gave 9.4 million rides on fixed routes – a 12 percent rise from the year before. The service has experienced ridership increases every month this year compared to the same months in 2007.