Again With the Metrorail Records
It used to be a noteworthy event when a day's Metrorail ridership broke into the all-time top 10. Now, Metro's cranking out an annoucement about a new landmark just about every day.
So here's the latest:
Tuesday's ridership of 830,307 was the ninth highest in the 32-year history of the Metrorail system. The transit authority says it was 32,295 more trips than on the comparable day last year.
Usually, transit authority announcements note any events on the date that might have contributed to a higher ridership. Not this time. There were no baseball or basketball games, no festivals or rallies. [I originally said here that there was no soccer game either, but Alex B. corrected me: D.C. United did play at RFK on Tuesday night.]
In July, Metrorail ridership has topped 800,000 trips eight times. In June, ridership was higher than 800,000 on 12 dates. While June is usually a high ridership month, this June turned out to be the highest ridership month in the rail system's history.
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