08 Jun '16, 5pm

New APTA Report: Nearly 2.6 Billion Trips Taken on U.S. Public Transit in 2016 First Quarter

Nearly 2.6 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first quarter of 2016, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), representing a slight increase of 0.4 percent. Rail ridership saw significant increases, with light rail showing the largest increase of 3.0 percent. “On a national level, public transit ridership was slightly up for the first quarter of 2016, with solid increases in light rail, heavy rail (subways), and commuter rail,” said Valarie J. McCall, APTA Chair and board member of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Public transportation systems in the following cities reported record ridership for the first quarter: Albany, NY; Flagstaff, AZ; Oklahoma City, OK; and Seattle, WA. Additionally, public transit systems in cities of all sizes saw ridership increases due to economic e...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2016/Pages/...

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