Metro News Release

For immediate release: July 6, 2009

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Metrorail records highest July 4th ridership day in history

Hundreds of thousands of people helped Metro set the transit agency’s highest ridership for the Fourth of July holiday in the history of the 33-year-old rail system. Riders took 631,206 trips on July 4th, an increase of 32,308 trips than last July 4th.

Metrorail’s Top 5 July 4 Ridership Days

    Date        Ridership
1 7-4-2009 631,206
2 7-4-2008 598,898
3 7-4-1997 593,419
4 7-4-1998 585,354
5 7-4-2000 582,450


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News release issued at 11:52 am, July 6, 2009.


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