We just got the official station-by-station breakdown showing how many people hopped aboard SunRail during our #RideBlkFri campaign to demonstrate support for expanding SunRail service to weekends and late night hours.
|Crowded SunRail train on Black Friday|
As you recall, since many people were off from work on Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — we asked you to ride the train to destinations you would visit if SunRail ran on the weekend.
As the numbers on the accompanying chart shows, the turnout was amazing. Volusia County residents proved they’re wild about SunRail. Nearly double the number of regular weekday riders used the train used the DeBary station on Black Friday. There were nearly double the number of regular riders at the Lake Mary and Sand Lake Road stations.
And holy cow, there were nearly triple the number of riders at Winter Park!
|Check out Black Friday crowd in Winter Park|
Friends, you outdid yourselves with your enthusiastic support of the #RideBlkFri campaign.
Hopefully local politicians are paying close attention because we need them to act quickly by approving the proposal to expand SunRail service to weekends and late-night hours. The SunRail bosses are planning to formally present that proposal to local leaders in January. Stay tuned.
See you on The Rai!