Metro can thank the tourists and the major league sporting teams in town for setting the second and fourth highest ridership days in WMATA history this weekend. This is after last week’s record-setting ridership of 877,890 trips set on Thursday.
As a rider myself, I say a hat tip is in order since delays were minimal. But, with ridership up, you sure did feel like a sardine in a can with no hope of escape.
891,240 trips on Friday due to the blossoms, tourism in general, and the Wizards game.
Today’s count won’t be in until later, but with the Nationals Opening Day game I expect the numbers to soar once more.