Business Journal: More People Using Light Rail

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 30, 2007
Passenger trips on light rail in Sacramento rose 16% last year, a third straight year of double-digit increases. Three new extensions in the last few years have helped fuel the numbers, including a 9 mile extension to Folsom that opened in 2005. Bus ridership, however, is in decline. Last year it dropped 2%, and the year before it was down 4%, in these new numbers from Sacramento Regional Transit.  RT has been shaving off unproductive routes, and service to Elk Grove has become the province of that city’s new bus service, called e-tran.