16 Jun '16, 7pm

The numbers are in, and they’re looking up! https://t.co/QjT7MeIbPL

The numbers are in, and they’re looking up! https://t.co/QjT7MeIbPL

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%. Rail ridership saw significant increases, with light rail showing the largest increase of 3%. "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, N.Y.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Oklahoma City; and Seattle. Additionally, public transit systems in cities of all sizes saw ridership increases due to economic expansion, as new jo...

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