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South Florida ridership hits 15,000

Posted on February 7, 2008

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) announced that 15,025 passengers rode Tri-Rail on Feb. 6.  


This is the third-highest ridership count in the agency’s history. June 23, 2006, the day of the Miami Heat Victory Parade brought 18,613 passengers and a Valentine’s Day promotion on Feb. 15, 1995 resulted in 15,921 riders. 


The SFRTA attributes recent ridership increases to the high price of gas, a growing awareness that taking public transportation is a significant way to help the environment and to a major regional marketing campaign that partners Tri-Rail with McDonalds.  


The number of passengers has increased by more than 30 percent since the completion of the Double Track Corridor Improvement Program.

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