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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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