BOSTON (AP)- 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.
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