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D.C. Metro sees increase in ridership

Posted on December 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — New census data shows that 37.5% of D.C. residents use public transit to get to work, compared to 33.2% in 1999. Montgomery and Arlington counties experienced similar increases, reported The Examiner.

Metro has added eight stations since 2000, bringing greater access to the system. However, the increased use could take a toll on infrastructure, and Metro’s greatest challenge will be maintaining it, according to Nicholas Ramfos, director of alternative commute programs at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. To read the full story, click here.

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