Bus

Canadian public transit ridership shows growth

Posted on November 29, 2011

Photo of New Flyer BRT bus courtesy Brampton Transit based in Ontario, Canada.
Photo of New Flyer BRT bus courtesy Brampton Transit based in Ontario, Canada.
Canadian public transit ridership statistics for the first six months of 2011 show an increase of 4.93% as compared to the same January to June period in the previous year, according to the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA).

"This ridership growth is impressive and shows a strong demand for service," says CUTA President/CEO Michael Roschlau. "Improvements to increase the capacity and the quality of service are having a notable impact."

This rise in Canadian transit ridership represents an addition of just over 45 million new trips taken by Canadians on public transit in the six-month period, a trend that builds on the growth of previous decades.

"Canadians are benefitting from service improvements as a result of increased investment, and are choosing transit more often," says CUTA Chair John King. "It demonstrates clearly that an increasing number of Canadians want to use transit as their preferred travel choice, but only with a steady continuation of transit investment will future ridership demands be met."

CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems, suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related organizations in Canada.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alexander Dennis lands double-deck bus order

The 13 buses will have capacity for 120 passengers, 79 of them seated, and will enter service from July 2019 to replace and enlarge tl’s double-deck fleet.

Nova Bus lands largest North American bus order

The five-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV and up to 1,028 vehicles on option.

BusCon 2018 set to return to Indianapolis in October

Registration is open now for this year's show, which will include a look at electric buses and autonomous vehicles, as well as training courses from NTI and EnerDel.

Creative Bus Sales orders 100 GreenPower buses

The order includes the 15 buses for inventory and demonstration that are on order with GreenPower.

First Transit names new VP, west region operations

Fadi Chakbazof will be responsible for all operations in the west region, reporting directly to Beverly Edwards, COO.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close