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Public transit users can save $10,160 annually, says APTA report

Management & Operations| June 8, 2018

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.

Low gas prices, gaps in intercity rail, bus forcing more to drive

Management & Operations| August 23, 2017

Lower fuel prices and heightened competition from airlines have weakened demand for Amtrak and express coach bus lines, according to a study.

Bus| June 19, 2014

9th annual National Dump the Pump Day touts transit use

APTA first started the event in June 2006 when gas prices had reached $3 per gallon and the public demand for public transportation was growing in response to high gas prices.
Bus| February 4, 2013

Report: Rising gas prices may make public transit more attractive to Hoosiers

A 10% increase in gas prices over several years will increase bus ridership by 3.4% while a sudden 10% spike in gas prices is associated with a 1.15% increase in bus ridership in Indiana.
Accessibility| May 15, 2012

APTA, BAF: Pass fully-funded transportation bill

Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.
Accessibility| March 12, 2012

Report: 10.4 billion trips taken on public transit in 2011

With an increase of 2.3% over the 2010 ridership, this was the sixth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.
Bus| February 22, 2012

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,914 annually

Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Feb. 21, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Rail| November 2, 2011

MBTA hits record ridership high of 1.35M

Set a record over its 47-year history, up from 1.34 million trips in 2008 on an average weekday. The agency attributed the increase to higher gas prices and employment numbers.
Bus| August 12, 2011

Ridership up for Central Ohio Transit

Provided more than 17 million rides in 2010 and is on pace to provide over 18 million rides in 2011. On an average weekday last week, COTA provided over 62,000 rides, which was 15.8 percent higher than in 2010. It was also the 15th consecutive week of increased ridership this year.
Bus| August 11, 2011

APTA: Public transit users save $9,956 annually

Report numbers show a substantial increase over this time last year, as gas prices have risen nearly $.86 a gallon.
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