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TriMet boosts ridership in January


The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) is off to a good start in 2009, at least ridership-wise.

The agency's ridership climb continued in January, with 8.2 million rides, up 2.4 percent compared with January 2008.

Weekly light-rail ridership averaged 643,000 trips, up 2.3 percent, and weekday trips averaged 105,000, up 3.2 percent. Peak-period ridership rose 1.9 percent to 32,400 boardings.

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