METRO RIDERSHIP SEES BLINK SURGE
Metro provided more than 14,000 rides to and from designated park & ridesBLINK spectators took advantage of Metro service during the four-night art and light festival spanning Over-the-Rhine, Downtown, The Banks and Northern Kentucky. In total, Metro provided 14,655 bus rides between three designated BLINK park and ride locations and downtown.Ridership to and from BLINK represented an 11-percent increase in daily ridership on Metro.Metro operated service to and from park and rides at Cincinnati State Community and Technical College and Museum Center at Union Terminal from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday during BLINK. Due to high demand, a third park and ride was added beginning Friday, Oct. 11 at Cincinnati Public Schools Main Office/ Hamilton County Public Health.“We were thrilled to see so much interest in riding public transit during this great, family-friendly event,” said Metro Interim CEO and General Manager Darryl Haley. “For those who rode Metro for the first time ever this weekend, we hope you enjoyed the experience and we hope you’ll consider riding the bus in the future.” Metro offers a network of more than 20 free park and ride locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, making riding the bus easy and convenient. For more information about Metro’s park and rides, visit go-metro.com.
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