26 Aug '15, 3pm

Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy On 2015 Urban Mobility Report.

“ A new 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released today shows the urgent need for investment in public transportation and our road network. The report showed that traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and kept travelers stuck in their cars for nearly 7 billion extra hours. That is 42 hours per rush-hour commuter. The total nationwide price tag: $160 billion, or $960 per commuter. Public transportation is effective in saving hundreds of millions of hours of delay and hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel. In fact without public transportation, our current congested roadways would surely be gridlock. In earlier data from the 2013 Urban Mobility Report, it showed that travelers would have suffered an additional 865 million hours of delay and consumed 450 million more gallons of fuel. While we face the expiration of federal funding for t...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2015/Pages/...

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