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MBTA ridership down, but fare hikes may not be to blame

In the 10 months since the MBTA raised fares, ridership on the T fell 1.9 percent compared with that period the previous year — a downturn that is more modest than projections made before the fare increases. But a T spokesman said the falling numbers might not necessarily be a result of the higher prices.

Before the hikes were put in place, T officials estimated that ridership would decrease by 5.5 percent.

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