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Metro's Ridership Numbers Break Records Again

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'Metro bus variety pack, Koreatown/Wilshire' | Photo by LA Wad via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr

Metro released July's ridership numbers this morning. It's up even while gas prices in July plateaued and then began to drop towards the current $4.090/gallon average. Here's how it breaks down via their statement:

  • The Metro Red and Purple subway lines and the Metro Gold, Blue, Green and Orange Lines all set weekday ridership records in July 2008 over July 2007.
  • 319,582 passengers boarded Metro Rail trains on an average weekday, up 20 percent over a year earlier.
  • Nearly half those riders (159,439) rode the Red and Purple Lines, which was up 20 percent over July 2007 when trains carried 132,049 boarding passengers.
  • Metro Gold Line between Pasadena and downtown set a record with 27,019 average weekday riders compared to the 19,400 last year July.