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Record set for ridership

A 12-month ridership record was set during the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority’s most recent fiscal year.

Steve Yorks, executive director of the Three Rivers-based agency, said the CTA provided 96,960 rides in its 2012-13 fiscal year. The 52-week period ended Sept. 30.

The figure reflects a 2 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year, when 94,940 rides were provided.

Yorks said the record-setting numbers in 2012-13 include a three-month summer period when ridership numbers were down compared to a year earlier. But a busy winter and strong September helped the 2012-13 fiscal year set the agency’s new high-water mark, Yorks said.

The CTA board, which operates on a $1.6 million annual budget, will be asking voters next August to renew a four-year operational millage. The millage generates about $600,000 of the authority’s annual budget.

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