A visual history of Metrorail ridership, station by station

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In a black and white photograph, a man and a woman sit inside a metrorail car. As seen from the outside of the car, the two are looking out of their window, the woman, with a large afro hairdo, applies lipstick. The man is wearing a backwards baseball cap and a denim jacket.

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A couple sits on a Metrorail train in 2016.

Metro system leaders are currently negotiating next year's operating budget. Over the past several years – which coincided with high-profile safety incidents, service cuts and the rise of ridesharing companies – the system has shed riders dramatically. One proposal on the table includes a dramatic expansion of Metrorail service, including...
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