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Almost 5,000 more people used light rail on an average weekday in February than in January, according to METRO officials.

For February 2009, METRO ridership totaled 908,052 boardings. That resulted in an average weekday ridership of 35,277, an average Saturday ridership of 31,417 and average Sunday and holiday ridership of 19,212.  Hillary Foose, with METRO, says that the Saturday numbers are almost as high as the weekday ridership thanks to a string of special events in downtown Phoenix and Tempe last month.

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