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Despite falling gas prices, T ridership continues increase in September
By Globe Staff
Despite falling gas prices, the number of people riding the MBTA continued to rise in September, the ninth month in a row that ridership has seen an increase over the previous year, officials said.
Average weekday ridership increased 2.6 percent, compared with same period a year earlier, to 1,345,000. T officials said that, with the exception of one month in 2006, it was the highest in almost 10 years of monthly data.
The average price of gas reached a high of $4.09 on July 9 in Boston, according to the AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. It has dropped to $2.40 today. That means that people are saving more than $25 every time they fill up a 15-gallon tank.