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METRO briefs

Posted on November 16, 2006

Twin Cities transit ridership near 22-year high
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL — Ridership on the Twin Cities' Metro Transit system is projected to hit 73.8 million in 2006, a figure not reached since 1984. For the full story, click here. Poll: Oahu residents support rail
HONOLULU — Residents of Honolulu showed widespread support for a rail system, according to results of a recent opinion poll. Nearly half of respondents (45%) chose rail, while about 20% want improvements to bus service and the zipper lane. For the full story, click here.

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