Metro ridership drops to lowest levels since 2000

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davinp
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Metro ridership drops to lowest levels since 2000

Post by davinp » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:50 am

In 2008, Metro logged an average of 750,000 trips every weekday.

New data shows that last year, ridership dropped to less than 600,000 every weekday, marking the lowest ridership since 2000 and sparking concerns about Metro's future and congestion on D.C. area roads.

The figures represent July through December 2018.

This means Metro never fully recovered riders from the deadly 2009 Red Line collision

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danib62
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Re: Metro ridership drops to lowest levels since 2000

Post by danib62 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 am

Given 8 minute rush hour headways and never ending weekend disruptions this is a real shocker. [/sarcasm]
"We are running with normal train service on the Red Line. We apologize for the inconvenience."

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Re: Metro ridership drops to lowest levels since 2000

Post by mtuandrew » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:26 am

danib62 wrote:Given 8 minute rush hour headways and never ending weekend disruptions this is a real shocker. [/sarcasm]
No wonder they’re bragging about having a *ten minute delay* refund policy :P

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