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MBTA Blue Line NEW Cars at Maverick 17NOV09Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis has announced that record numbers of riders continue to use the nation’s fifth busiest public transportation system.  Weekday MBTA ridership for October increased by 3.2% over October 2010 and averaged 1.348 million passenger trips per weekday. 

October's ridership was just shy of September’s record high of 1.349 million passenger trips.   As back to back months, September and October represent the MBTA’s highest ridership in the modern record-keeping era.  

Heavy ridership growth was seen on the Red, Orange, and Blue Lines, which exceeded September’s record high.  Last month’s average of 555,000 weekday passenger trips on the Red, Orange, and Blue Lines was the highest in MBTA history.  With average weekday ridership of 398,500, the T’s 180-route bus system had its busiest month in almost seven years.  Ridership has been higher in 2011 compared to 2010 levels in 9 of 10 months. 

Davis cited the state’s economic recovery and growing employment levels as factors in the T’s record ridership, along with the availability of real-time bus and subway train location information that has attracted new riders by making it easier and more convenient to use the MBTA.  Check out MBTA fares online today.

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