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MBTA Blue Line NEW Cars at Maverick 17NOV09MBTA ridership in August 2012 increased again compared to the same month in the previous year.  Weekday ridership in August increased by 1.2% compared to August 2011, with an average of 1.256 million passenger trips per weekday.   Ridership has increased year-to-year in 18 of the past 19 months.

August 2012 subway ridership increased by 2.7%.  Trolley-Green Line average weekday ridership grew by 1.5%.   Bus weekday ridership decreased slightly by 0.6%.  Commuter Rail ridership rose by 1.4%.

"The robust demand for public transit is a clear sign that we need to maintain a strong transportation system in the Commonwealth," said MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey.

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