excerpted from the Morris Sun Tribune, 12-22-07
Morris Transit surpassed 60,000 annual riders for the first time in its 33-year period. The previous record was 59,775 riders set in 1997.
The rider boom that blossomed in 2007 began in the latter half of 2006.
Higher gas prices, convenience and no parking worries were cited as possible reasons, as was an increase in older people moving to assisted living facilities and a possible influx of UMM students.
"I think people have heard it from others that it's a good service and that it's cheaper than driving," said Beth Heinrich, Morris Transit Coordinator.
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