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Houston METRO registers more than half a million riders on new light-rail line


During its first month of operation, Houston’s METRORail had turnstiles humming. The 7.5-mile light-rail starter line carried 558,257 passengers.

"These figures indicate METRORail has been very well received by our customers," said METRO President & CEO Shirley A. DeLibero. "We are very encouraged that rail will be a key part of our transit system, as expected."

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