Metro recorded more than 80 million boardings in the year ending Sept. 30, the first time the transit agency reached that level in four years.
Ridership on the Metropolitan Transit Authority's buses and trains had lagged behind the 80 million mark since fiscal 2009, when 84,408,919 trips were recorded, the agency said in a news release.
The announcement indicates that Metro is continuing to gradually increase ridership, although levels remain far below those of a decade ago, prior to the advent of light rail.
Metro board chairman Gilbert Garcia made the announcement at the Greater Houston Partnership's annual State of Metro lunch.
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