Minneapolis' Metro posts record ridership numbers for 2016

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MINNEAPOLIS — While public transit use in Minneapolis was slightly down in 2016, the agency still set a third highest ridership record since 1981. In 2016, the agency provided more than 82.6 million rides.

Increased ridership on the agency’s METRO Green Line helped boost ridership, while commuter rail service on the agency’s Northstar saw an uptick in ridership by more than 1 percent.

On Sept. 1, 2016, the agency set a new single-day ridership record when nearly 370,000 people rode the system.
Despite increased ridership in commuter rail and light rail services, agency officials say that lower gas prices and the closing of commercial attractions, such as the Nicollet Mall, contributed to a slight decline in ridership.

Metro Transit is responsible for two light rail lines, one commuter rail line and several bus routes.

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