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Metro Transit Ridership In 2012 Tops 81 Million

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 81 million customers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains in 2012 – an increase of 165,044 rides over 2011.

“For only the second time in a generation, Metro Transit ridership has exceeded 81 million,” said General Manager Brian Lamb. “This represents the third straight year of ridership growth.”

Ridership on the Hiawatha light-rail line was also the highest ever at 10.5 million.

For further information on ridership trends, click here.

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