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Listen: Bridge discusses low ridership of Detroit’s QLine streetcar

This week, ridership numbers were revealed for the first year of Detroit’s QLine streetcar service. They weren’t pretty.

As Bridge Magazine first reported, the 3.3-mile electric train along Woodward Avenue attracted about 2,700 riders per day for about half the year, far less than the 5,000 expected. Revenue figures also show the QLine is well short of self-sufficiency.

On Thursday, Bridge reporter Chastity-Pratt Dawsey discussed the QLine with our reporting partners at WDET FM, Detroit’s public radio station. Listen to the conversation here.

Read the story here: One year in, Detroit’s QLine falling well short of expectations

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