- Associated Press - Sunday, October 31, 2010

WASHINGTON | Metro says preliminary figures show Metrorail moved a record number of passengers on Saturday, with many heading to the National Mall for a rally by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Metro says 825,437 Metrorail trips were taken on Saturday, compared to average Saturday ridership of about 350,000. Metro says Saturday’s ridership surpassed the 1991 Desert Storm rally, when 786,358 trips were taken.

On an average weekday, Metro says a combined 1.2 million rail and bus trips are taken.




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