Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Hiawatha LRT

Hiawatha LRT will be 5 years old on June 26. Metro Transit will mark the fifth anniversary with a modest event at Government Plaza on Friday June 26 at noon. There will be birthday cakes, some music and remarks by Met Council Chair Peter Bell, Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, the mayors of of Minneapolis and Bloomington and others.

Hiawatha LRT has operated safely and reliably over the past five years, serving 42.9 million customers from opening day in 2004 through May this year. Average weekday ridership on Hiawatha last year was 30,500. That's 20 percent higher than the expected ridership in the year 2020.

First Light Rail Train in Minneapolis

A Light Rail Ride on Opening Day

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