By Jess Bidgood
May 3, 2011
BOSTON — The MBTA is reporting its largest month-to-month ridership jump in two-and-a-half years.
The T's newest set of ridership data says March 2011 saw 5 percent more passenger trips on the T than March 2010, with almost 1.3 million passenger trips taken every day on MBTA trains and busses.
"Rising gas prices and improved on-time performance (were) cited as reasons," said Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA.
The Green Line saw the biggest growth, with a 7.7 percent ridership increase over this time last year. The Red, Orange and Blue lines saw a 6.9 percent increase, while bus ridership grew by almost 2 percent.
PASSENGERS: RISING GAS PRICES AND PUBLIC TRANSIT