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Metro Transit 2011 Ridership Tops 80M

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For only the second time in 30 years, Metro Transit ridership has hit nearly 81 million in 2011.

Officials say that marks a 3.5-percent increase over 2010’s numbers.

The total ridership of more than 80 million marks the fifth consecutive annual ridership above 76 million.

Bus ridership increased 4.3 percent to 69.8 million while the Hiawatha Light Rail ridership topped 10.4 million.

Ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail went up 7 percent, among daily commuters but declined 1 percent in overall ridership.

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