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US Public Transport Usage Hits Fifty-Year High

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  • Todd Edelman, Green Idea Factory
    Hi, This hopefully adds some useful information to the positive report Transit News from the USA in Carfree Times #45... see:
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 17, 2007

      This hopefully adds some useful information to the positive report
      "Transit News from the USA" in Carfree Times #45... see:


      *US Public Transport Usage Hits Fifty-Year High*

      THE number of passengers using public transport in the United States has
      topped 10 billion for the first time in 49 years, according to the
      latest figures from the American Public Transportation Association
      (Apta). Apta says public transport use rose by 30% between 1995 and
      2006, more than double the rate of population growth (12%) and greater
      than the increase in car journeys, which rose 24% in the same period.

      Light rail witnessed the highest percentage increase of all modes in
      2006, with passenger numbers increasing 5.6%. The highest increases
      occurred in San Jose (36.6%), Minneapolis (18.4%), and New Jersey (20.1%).

      Passenger numbers on the country’s metro networks also saw healthy
      growth, with an increase of 4.1% nationally. Los Angeles saw a 10.8%
      rise in passenger numbers, New Jersey had a 10.1% increase, and Atlanta
      carried 6.3% more passengers than in 2005.

      Commuter rail posted the third largest increase at 3.2%. The largest
      increases were recorded in the Miami (21.3%) and Harrisburg,
      Pennsylvania (18.9%) areas.

      from: <http://www.railjournal.com/latenews.html>


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