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Sound Transit logged record ridership in 2014


Sound Transit posted an 8 percent increase in ridership in 2014 over 2013, setting a new record for the agency at 33 million boardings.

Annual ridership on the Central Link light rail climbed to 10.9 million boardings, marking a 13 percent increase from 2013's mark. The light-rail system has seen continued double-digit growth since opening in 2009, Sound Transit officials said in a press release.

"Each year more and more people hop aboard Sound Transit's trains and express buses," said Sound Transit Chairman Dow Constantine. "These gains mean not only happier and more productive commuters, but fewer cars on our congested roads."

Weekday boardings last year rose to 109,000.

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