The overall number of riders on the MBTA rose in November, continuing a recent trend despite a fare hike that took effect in July.
General Manager Beverly Scott announced Wednesday that November ridership increased 1.3 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
Weekday ridership on the Red, Orange and Blue lines climbed an average of 5.6 percent, though the Green Line saw a decrease of 1.5 percent.
Bus ridership also dropped slightly in November, while there was a modest increase on the commuter rail.
The MBTA had projected an overall ridership decline of about 5 percent after the average 23 percent fare hike.
Scott says she's confident the solid ridership trends will continue through the winter.
This program aired on December 26, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.