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Friendly Rider Transit driver Al Knutson picks up riders at Humphrey Manor on Tuesday. Photo by Zach Kayser, Pioneer Journal

Friendly Rider sees growing ridership

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Friendly Rider Transit Manager George Behl said Tuesday that his bus service saw an increase of approximately 3,500 rides in 2012 from the previous year.


Behl added that the jump was actually part of a steady pattern of increases; an average of 10 percent each year since the first full year of operation in 2004. Behl said people stepped onto a Friendly Rider bus more than 52,000 times in 2012.

"We've grown almost every year," Behl said.

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