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TriMet's commuter, light-rail ridership rose in February


Ridership on Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon's (TriMet) MAX commuter-rail and WES light-rail services rose in most categories last month, while ridership across all bus categories fell.

TriMet reported 7.6 million riders on its rail and bus services in February, down 2.9 percent compared with February 2010.

MAX weekly trips rose 1.2 percent to 763,300 riders; weekday trips were up 3.4 percent to 122,860, and rush-hour trips increased 4.8 percent to 37,200. Weekend ridership for MAX and the MAX Green Line declined 7.3 percent to 144,000 and 2.4 percent to 23,900, respectively.

Weekly and weekday/rush-hour ridership on WES each rose 13.5 percent to 7,150 and 1,430, respectively.

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