Metro has set a new all-time record high for ridership, surpassing the previous record from 2004 on the day of President Reagan's state funeral. Metro says it counted 854,638 riders on Friday, beating the old record by 4,000 passenger trips. Officials attribute the spike to a Washington Nationals baseball game, a Women of Faith Conference at the Verizon Center and tourists visiting the city. So far, 20 of Metrorail's top 25 highest ridership days in its 32-year history have been recorded this year. Many of the busiest days are generated by baseball games or big events like the Cherry Blossom Festival or the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. But ridership has been steadily increasing as high gas prices push more people to take Metro trains instead of driving.
Looks like I’m not the only one forgoing driving to save money.