If you make driving difficult…people take public transit! DC Metro set a one-day ridership record- as of 7 pm, more than 973,000 people had ridden the metro- breaking the previous record of 887,000. Those are some serious numbers, and without the last 5 hours of the day counted!
It wasn’t just the popularity of our current president creating this bump in transit-use. From a Times-Dispatch article:
One of the contributing factors in the heavy ridership was a decision by federal authorities to close all bridges from northern Virginia into Washington, limiting vehicle access to the city.
I’m trying to figure out how this lesson applies to Richmond. So far, I’ve got nothing.