kingstonregion : "So how successful have all these initiatives been? The average increase in public transit ridership across the province over the past three years has been below 2 per cent. Kingston achieved 13 per cent in 2014, 11.3 per cent in 2015 and 11.5 per cent 2016. And it continues to grow. Transit riders grew from 4.6 million in 2015 to 5.2 million in 2016. Our busiest day ever, not surprisingly, was 30,000 riders on August 20, the day of the final concert of The Tragically Hip and the live Market Square screening."