NCAA basketball boosts Twin Cities light rail to ridership

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MINNEAPOLIS — Metro Transit broke its single-day light rail ridership record on April 8, the day of the NCAA basketball championship game in Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the light rail system recorded more than 130,000 rides on the day Virginia beat Texas Tech for the NCAA title. The 130,896 rides broke the mark of 122,688 on Sept. 11, 2017, when the Minnesota Vikings played New Orleans in a Monday Night Football game. The football game, like the NCAA title contest, was played at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In all, 498,495 riders used the light rail system during the four-day Final Four weekend, nearly 160,000 more than the four-day period the previous week.

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