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Banner summer for rail ridership

Transit agencies nationwide continue to report significant ridership gains this summer.

The most recent agency to join the High-Ridership Club is Portland’s Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (Tri-Met).

Tri-Met's MAX light rail ridership jumped 12 percent in July, averaging 71,300 total daily trips. Eastside MAX averaged 44,300 weekday trips; Westside MAX, 27,000 weekday trips.

Weekend MAX’s July ridership averaged 50,300 trips on Saturdays and 36,700 trips on Sundays.

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