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Santa Clara VTA registers more riders in November


Add the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to the list of transit agencies that posted ridership gains in November. Ridership on the agency's bus and light-rail systems totaled 3.7 million, up 6.6 percent compared with November 2007.

Light-rail ridership shot up 11.1 percent to 874,850. Average weekday light-rail ridership jumped 14.1 percent to 35,270 — the highest November average in VTA's history.

VTA attributes the ridership increases to the growing success of its Ecopass Program, which offers monthly passes to groups at a reduced rate.

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