Dump the Pump doubles ridership

From the Norman Transcript:

Ridership doubled for Cleveland Area Rapid Transit Thursday during its Dump the Pump initiative, despite threatening rain that canceled the evening concert.

“The Dump the Pump passenger totals are tallied, and even though Mother Nature canceled the concert, I think she must have ridden the bus … because everyone else in Norman did,” CART spokesperson Kris Glenn said in an e-mail.

CART doubled its average daily ridership Thursday by transporting 2,225 people.

The Main Street and Alameda/East Norman routes were the most popular, producing 170 percent and 239 percent increases, respectively.

Almost every bus was standing room only, but two runs specifically were almost unbelievable, Glenn said. The 1 p.m. Alameda/East Norman route transported 69 passengers, and 81 people boarded the 4 p.m. Main Street bus.

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