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WMATA posts monthly ridership record in June

Last month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) posted record Metrorail ridership at 18,556,046 passengers. The agency previously set a record in April, when Metrorail recorded 17,863,153 passenger trips.

Authority officials attribute the increase to passengers attending Washington Nationals’ baseball games.

During fiscal-year 2005, which ended June 30, WMATA carried 195,186,512 passengers — a 2.7 percent rise compared with FY2004 and the ninth-consecutive year of annual ridership increases.

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