[ rahy-der-ship ]
/ ˈraɪ dərˌʃɪp /
the passengers who use a given public transportation system, as buses or trains, or the number of such passengers.
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Examples from the Web for ridership
Its daily ridership averages under 7,000, and runs along 10 routes.
The passenger-rail behemoth sucks up more taxpayer dollars than ever, and its ridership gains are merely a blip.Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die|Jim Epstein|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin and History for ridership
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