Milton Mayor Brett Frazier appears pleased with the increase in ridership on the Innovation Express during the first quarter of this year. Frazier says the figures show Milton passengers boarding at locations outside the Piggly Wiggly increased by a whopping 411% compared to the same time last year. Frazier says despite a reduction in the number of trips due to the loss of a federal grant, the City of Milton was among the first of the regional stakeholders to commit to an increased investment in the service. Milton almost doubled it's budgeted investment this year to $27 thousand. Frazier says the numbers appear to bear out the decision.