>After having my PARP request for hourly Metrorail ridership numbers denied due to a security concern, I was surprised to see this data posted on the WMATA webpage.
My original PARP request is below:
This is in response to your request for data that WMATA currently collects on time-based ridership. Based on our conversation on January 23, 2008, you clarified your request to the amount of customers who ride Metrorail during rush hour and non-rush hour periods. Specifically, you requested ridership data for each line, for 3 typical weekdays during rush hour and non-rush hour by increments of 15 or 30 minutes or an hour. WMATA is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),
but we have adopted a Public Access to Records Policy (PARP), which is based on the federal FOIA. Thus, your request for records is being processed pursuant to WMATA’s PARP. Enclosed is a copy of the weekday boardings by station determined by faregate readings for December 1 – 31, 2007.
June 26, 2008 10:04 PM