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Cherry Blossoms Boost Saturday Metro Ridership

Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms’ peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend.


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Metrorail Ridership Drops 22 Percent With Shutdown

Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.


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Metro Sees Ridership Fall, Driven By Rail Drop

As Metro ridership falls, some people are moving to other forms of public transit.


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Metro Report Details Lower Than Expected Ridership

Metro says train ridership was nearly 5 percent below the agency’s expectations in the first quarter of the fiscal year.



Amtrak Hits Record 30 Million Passengers

Amtrak officials say their trains carried over 30 million passengers in the past 12 months, the most in one year since the passenger railroad was created four decades ago.


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Metro: New Fees Not Changing Ridership Habits

A new Metro report says riders aren’t happy with the transit agency’s “peak-of-the-peak” fares, but the extra 20-cent fee isn’t changing their behavior.


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Metro Expecting High Ridership For Cherry Blossoms

Metro is preparing for crowded conditions this weekend during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


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Western Md. Tourist Train Ridership Climbs

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is reporting a 22 percent ridership increase last year.



Metro: Fare Hikes Lead To Ridership Decrease

A Metro report says fare increases have been a factor in decreased ridership.