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Subway renaissance?

Despite fare hikes and service cuts, the subway is seeing its most riders in decades.

Despite fare hikes and service cuts, the subway is seeing its most riders in decades, as the MTA released 2010 ridership numbers this week: 1.60 billion people rode the rails in 2010. That’s 24 million more trips than in 2009, and one of its highest-volume years since 1950. And more people are riding the subway during the weekend than in over forty years. Bus ridership, however, is down nearly 3 percent from 2009, to 696 million in 2010.

 
 
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