Chart of the Day: Ten Years of Metro Transit System Ridership

This isn’t that great a chart, but does show the growing ridership of the Metro Transit systemwide, via Citypages:



(Note: 2004 was the bus strike year.)

Increases in ridership due to the Green Line alone account for (rough napkin calculation: 10K/week X 25 weeks =) 250,000 new rides on the system.  That’s why transit planners like light rail!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.