Giants fans flocking to parade set new BART ridership record

November 2, 2012, 12:41 am
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Lori Preuitt
San Francisco Giant fans, Halloween revelers and regular working folks pushed BART passed its all time ridership record onWednesday. BART reported moving 568,061 people back and forth across the Bay Area and that is 45,863 more riders than its previous record. The previous high was on November 3, 2010, which just happened to be the last time the City hosted a World Series ticker tape parade down Market Street.RELATED: SF goes Orange and Black
The numbers were 40-percent higher than a normal October week day, according to BART. "This was a tremendous and exciting day for BART and the Bay Area," Board President John McPartland said. "We can't thank our passengers enough for being patient and helping make the day a success."READ MORE AT

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