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As an area resident, I expect the data as shown doesn't tell the full story. Unlike many cities with relatively static sized transit systems, Denver has been investing heavily in expanding the light rail into new parts of town over the past years. This has been a lot of up-front costs that other systems might not have at the moment.

As shown, the data makes the system simply look expensive on a per ride basis, but I suspect it would look very different if one separated operational costs from expansion costs.


To spend more money than another person, is not a good habit.

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