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Published December 05, 2012, 09:06 AM

Grand Forks area bus ridership nears record

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Bus ridership in the Grand Forks area is on track to set a record, and officials aren't really sure why.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Bus ridership in the Grand Forks area is on track to set a record, and officials aren't really sure why.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that there have been more than 300,000 riders on buses in Grand Forks and neighboring East Grand Forks, Minn., so far this year. Ridership is expected to reach 375,000 by the end of the year, eclipsing last year's mark of just under 329,000.

Dale Bergman with the Cities Area Transit system speculates that there might be several reasons for the jump, including an increase in immigrants and a poor economy.

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