49% Spike in Ridership After Bay Bridge Closes

BART beat previous records for ridership on Weds. after a piece of the Bay Bridge that was fixed over the Memorial Day weekend failed.

"Trains carried 437,200 riders easily stomping on the previous September 8, 2008 record of 405,400. System ridership was up 26% and Transbay showed a 53% gain over an average Wednesday.

While BART carried an extra 27,400 passengers on Wednesday morning, Thursday saw a further increase to 32,900 morning passengers, setting the stage for a new Thursday ridership record."

Full Story: Transit shatters records as Bay Bridge remains closed


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