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MBTA officials report 2.3 percent ridership increase in 2012 - Metro US

MBTA officials report 2.3 percent ridership increase in 2012

Despite fare increases, cuts in service and scores of constantly dissatisfied customers, the MBTA today reported that nearly 400 million people rode the T in 2012.

System-wide ridership for the year was 2.3 percent higher than 2011, according to T officials.

When the fare increase was first proposed, analysts projected a ridership decrease of as much as 5.5 percent. Last year marked the first time that average daily ridership was above 1.3 million for an entire calendar year.

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