MBTA Ridership Is Up For The 16th Straight Month

Ridership on the MBTA has continued its longest monthly growth streak in the transit agency’s history.

As the Associated Press reports:

The MBTA announced on Thursday that the average number of weekday passenger trips increased by about 40,000, or 2.9 percent over the same month a year ago.

That’s the T’s 16th straight month of growth in year-over-year ridership.

However, as State House News Service adds:

May’s ridership was slightly lower than April’s, which hit a record-breaking total of 1.37 million.

And the transit agency’s ridership streak is set to hit a hurdle: An average 23 percent fare hike, implemented to close a budget deficit, takes effect Sunday.

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  • Heymick617

    401k…stop these pensions that pay right after 20 years on taxpayer $$$, cut the mbta pay, and what about the 118 million that went to illagals health care….how much was the mbta short…182 million….hmmmmm..too bad illeals get better representation in this state…..i thought that was OUR tax $$$ for US……

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