It’s hard to get motivated when you start your day stuck in a bumper-to-bumper logjam on the highway. That’s why hundreds of people attending the Get Motivated seminar at the Austin Convention Center yesterday opted to ride MetroRail instead of tangling with traffic.
Based on preliminary figures, we provided more than 2,800 trips on the train. That’s about 1,000 more than a typical weekday. In fact, we pulled in some extra buses to pick up passengers from the rail stations since there were so many people waiting to ride.
Here’s what some of our customers said on Twitter yesterday:
@jcderr: This is the most crowded I’ve ever seen a @CapMetroRail train. Standing room only at Howard Station.
@austinchick99: Everybody #getmotivated to take @CapMetroRail downtown. Full-no riders on at Howard. Quick response & bus got us downtown 2min b4 train!
@Jezzika117: The metrorail is packed like sardines this morning. ***! Ahhh (-_-) @CapMetroRail
@CTXstudentlife: We’re reppin’ @concordiatx on the @capmetrorail this morning headed downtown. It’s packed in here!
@jcderr: SRO on @CapMetroRail 5:30 northbound. ****. What’s going on?
Sounds like good motivation for additional MetroRail service!