Created: 01/15/2013 6:28 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
From the road to the rails, the number of riders on buses and trains is on the rise in the Twin Cities.
Metro Transit says ridership topped 81-million in 2012. That's up more than 165,000 rides or .2 percent over 2011.
It's the third year of increased ridership and the sixth year in a row in which ridership topped 76 million.
That type of growing trend hasn't been seen since 1983.