Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends


Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Cherry blossom events, start of tourist season spike WMATA's ridership


On Wednesday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recorded its sixth-highest daily ridership at 755,559 passengers. Officials attribute the spike to the cherry blossom events, start of the tourist season and spring break.

So far in April, WMATA's daily ridership has exceeded 700,000 passengers three times. On April 1 and 5, the authority carried 721,051 and 728,293 passengers, respectively.

WMATA posted its highest-ever daily ridership of 850,636 passengers on June 9, 2004, during President Reagan’s funeral.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 4/8/2005