Saturday, August 30, 2008

People Like The Train

Aside from economic and practical considerations, I do get the sense that there's a new hipness to public transit in certain places which didn't really exist before.

Charlotte's light rail line has only been in operation for nine months but the ridership numbers are already approaching a remarkable milestone.

For the month of July the LYNX light rail line tallied a ridership count of 16-thousand-900. Transit Chief Keith Parker says if they see another 5-percent growth or so in the next couple months they will have reached their ridership projections... for the year 2025.