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Metrolink Ridership Increases 15.6% in 2 Days

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Metrolink's ridership got a shot of adrenaline yesterday as ridership jumped to an all time high of 50,232 passengers -- a 15.6% increase since Tuesday for the regional commuter train service.

Metro Rail has jumped 6% since last month (especially the gold line) and freeway traffic has dipped 1.5% since last year ("91.7 million miles traveled in March to 91.4 million in May"), reports the LA Times.

For the last week, average gas prices in Los Angeles have plateaued around $4.588 for a regular gallon of gas. But that comes after a one-week 15-cent increase and a one-month 64-cent jump.

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