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The City of Edmond transportation program is reporting some encouraging numbers.
Officials say Citylink's ridership has increased by 60 percent this year. More passengers are traveling on all transportation routes, including paratransit and Expresslink to Oklahoma City.
'We're very excited that it went up 60 percent. We didn't expect it to do that� much, but we're very excited, very proud of it,' said Alonda Massey, City Link Transit General Manager.
Officials say Citylink is also under budget for its first year of operation and they are even considering adding more routes. Total expenditures for the first year were $875,000, which is below the $978,000 budget allocation for the project.
City Link rides are free of charge. Eight new buses were purchased with $600,000 in federal stimulus money."