There’s many pros to public transportation: It’s cost-friendly, helps ease traffic, and benefits public health.

But data from the Metropolitan Transit System shows the trolley is vastly underused by most San Diegans, who opt for other ways to get to work.

In an effort to increase ridership, city planners and developers think they’ve found a solution: build high-density housing closer to public transit stations.

READ MORE: Yep, Trolley Use and Density Are Linked

This week, NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts take a ride on the trolley, highlighting which stations get the most use and why.

Gwyneth is an intern for Voice of San Diego.

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