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8/1/2005



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TriMet records highest-ever ridership in FY2005


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Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) posted record ridership in fiscal-year 2005, which ended June 30. The agency carried 96 million passengers, a 5 percent increase compared with FY2004.

On the 44-mile MAX light-rail system, TriMet carried 32 million passengers — a 16 percent increase compared with the previous fiscal year. An average of 97,000 passengers rode MAX trains each weekday, a 15 percent increase compared with FY2004.

In June, MAX posted its highest-ever ridership, averaging 102,900 trips each weekday and 96,400 trips on Saturdays.


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