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Butler County public transit reports increase in riders

| Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

Ridership on the Butler Transit Authority rose 12 percent from the previous fiscal year, the authority said Wednesday, with just under a quarter million passenger trips from July 1, 2011, to June 30.

Butler County Community College student trips rose 52 percent, children up to age 6 rose 34.6 percent, and cash-paying customers rose 20.7 percent. The authority didn't give specific numbers.

The largest decline came from the discount pass for students age 13 to 17, the authority said.

The authority on July 1 increased fares on some routes, and said additional increases are scheduled for 2015.

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