A Record Setting 4th for Metro

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‘Metro, Orange Line train to Vienna’
courtesy of ‘GogonaÅ?’

The Business Journal reports that riders on Saturday set a new record for July 4th commuting.  Metro reported 631,206 trips on their system, an increase of over 32,000 from 2008 ridership.  If the masses of humanity that I saw are any indication, every last one of these trips went through L’Enfant Plaza station. What a mess.

Kirk is a Maine-born, military brat who moved no fewer than 12 times during his childhood. He came to the DC area in 2004 for his undergrad and decided that it was the place for him. Since graduating, he’s nabbed a job with the Fed and spends most of his free time hunting for cheap thrills in the city. Find out why he loves DC.

3 thoughts on “A Record Setting 4th for Metro

  1. Works for me. Maybe that’s why it took me about 45 minutes to get home to Reston from the USMC War Memorial. That’s not too bad for a major holiday.

    Viva le Metro!

  2. If I recall correctly, the all-time system records were almost always July 4 of the latest year, until this year’s inauguration. Is that correct?