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MBTA orange line train copy2MBTA weekday ridership for September 2012 increased by 1.5 % compared to September 2011, the 2nd consecutive monthly increase.

The increase to an average 1.369 million passenger trips per weekday comes in the third month since new fares took effect.  Analysts had projected the new fares would result in a 5.5% decrease in passenger trips.

Bus weekday ridership increased by 2.3% and subway ridership grew by 3%. Commuter Rail average weekday ridership decreased by 0.2%, a smaller decline than expected.  Ridership on the RIDE decreased by 15.2%. 

Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis said the September numbers are encouraging because the month is more typical of regular MBTA ridership with schools back in session and summer vacations over. 

Davis said MBTA staff will continue to evaluate ridership levels in the coming months before making a final judgment on the effects of the fare increase, but he said the data suggests many people still consider the MBTA an affordable and convenient choice.  Check out MBTA Fares today.

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