Chart of the Day: 2015 LRT Ridership (so far)

It’s 2015 this year, and the Green Line feels like the future to me. Lot’s of people are riding it.

How many? Take a look:

green line ridership

According to the Metro Transit blog, “September’s strong light-rail ridership can partly be attributed to special events. More than 193,000 light-rail rides were taken to home sporting events last month.”

If you ask me, University of Minnesota students being back on campus might also make a big difference.

How do these numbers compare to 2014? They’re up. September and October 2014 had 1.13 million rides on the Green Line.

This year, it’s 1.24 million, which is more.

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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.