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:

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(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!

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2 Responses to Chart of the Day: Ten Years of Metro Transit System Ridership

  1. helsinki January 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    Why was 2008 such a banner year?

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke January 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      high gas prices? economy?

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