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MBTA sees record ridership in October

With the help of the happy throngs who flocked to Boston as the Red Sox made their improbable run to the championship, the MBTA set a record for ridership in October, officials said.

The T logged more than 36 million passenger trips on its subway, rail, bus and boat system, officials said. That was nearly a 3 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago and the highest monthly total ever, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said in a statement.

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