Oklahoma City Streetcar ridership improving in the spring

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Ridership on Oklahoma City’s streetcar system has improved with the arrival of spring weather.

The Oklahoman reports the streetcar system recorded 3,943 trips on March 16 during St. Patrick’s Day weekend and 3,475 trips on April 27, the weekend of the Memorial Marathon and Festival of the Arts. Both dates were Saturdays and are two of the four busiest days of the year so far.

Records show that since Jan. 1, Saturday generally is the streetcar’s busiest day. Overall ridership dipped from 33,240 trips in March to 29,660 in April, but those figures compare to 20,528 in February, and represent a roughly 50% gain in overall ridership as winter gave way to spring.

Construction of the $135 million system took two years and it opened to the public in December.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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