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Utah Transit Authority's ridership spikes in September


Count the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) among the many agencies that are posting significant ridership gains this year. In September, the authority carried 3.7 million passengers system-wide, up 24 percent compared with September 2007's total.

Ridership on the TRAX light-rail system shot up 19.8 percent to 1.3 million. The agency's FrontRunner commuter-rail line — which opened in April — carried 196,158 passengers last month.

Average weekday ridership reached 51,849 on the light-rail system and 8,250 on the commuter rail system.

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