Public transportation, America. Look into it.Submitted Mon Jul 14 2008 17:45:00 GMT-0400 (EDT) by Jason Z.
Last Friday, the Washington, D.C. metro system broke its all-time ridership record. Odds are that by the time you're reading this, Friday's record will have fallen a few times over again.
As DCist points out, there wasn't much special about Friday, July 11 -- just a nondescript summer day that "smashed" (well, okay, barely topped) the Reagan funeral record.
But this wasn't just some random blip.
Apart from Mondays, which seem to be systematically lower-ridership days (just like with online fundraising), Metro's top 25 weekday ridership days basically reads like the last few pages of my day planner. Every non-holiday Tuesday-through-Friday date for the past four weeks is among the very busiest days of Metro's history.
|Date||All-time Ridership Rank|
|Friday, July 11||1|
|Thursday, July 10||4|
|Wednesday, July 9||22|
|Tuesday, July 8||5|
|(Fourth of July fell on a Friday, the busiest July 4 in Metro's history)|
|Thursday, July 3||25|
|Wednesday, July 2||6|
|Tuesday, July 1||16|
|Friday, June 27||13|
|Thursday, June 26||18|
|Wednesday, June 25||3|
|Tuesday, June 24||8|
|Friday, June 20||9|
|Thursday, June 19||17|
|Wednesday, June 18||14|
|Tuesday, June 17||21|
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