Metro ridership has declined since SafeTrack

New numbers show as safe track rolls on riders are ditching Metro.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - New numbers show as SafeTrack rolls on riders are ditching Metro.

Ridership across the board for Metro was down in throughout fiscal year 2016.

According to the agency, riders took 321 million trips across the Metro system that ended in June, that's down six percent, from the previous fiscal year.

However, despite the drop in ridership and revenue, the agency is afloat in the financial realm.

According to a report, Metro saved a lot in major expense categories, including salaries, wages and fuel which is all part of its operating budget.

The Riders Advisory Council will meet tonight to discuss Fiscal 2018 recommendations.

 General Manager Paul Weidefield will release his proposed in October or November.


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