WMATA Has Record-Setting Weekend

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‘Metro Fail’
courtesy of ‘Karon’

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.

The numbers on the weekend are:

891,240 trips on Friday due to the blossoms, tourism in general, and the Wizards game.

674,173 trips on Saturday thanks to the blossoms (of course), the Nationals exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox, and Wale performing at RFK at the D.C. United home opener.

Today’s count won’t be in until later, but with the Nationals Opening Day game I expect the numbers to soar once more.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When sheโ€™s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail: rachel@welovedc.com.

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2 thoughts on “WMATA Has Record-Setting Weekend

  1. Made me want to slap people with so many tourists

    Nothing makes me want to scream trying to get home and having 15 parents with strollers taking up 3x the space of a normal person