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MBTA ridership reaches 2-year high

December 2, 2010

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BOSTON—General Manager Rich Davey says the MBTA's average weekday ridership in October topped 1.3 million for the first time in two years.

Davey attributes the nearly 1 percent boost in ridership over the previous October to a big jump in subway riders.

Ridership on the Red, Orange and Blue lines averaged more than 532,000 per weekday, the highest level in four years.

The Green Line's average weekday ridership of 236,000 was the highest in more than a year.

The MBTA system has experienced growth in ridership this year in eight out of 10 months. Ridership fell every month last year.