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Canada sees 4th year of record ridership

Posted on June 27, 2007

Preliminary public transit ridership statistics for 2006 in Canada show a nationwide increase of 3.21 percent, as reported by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA).


A record 1.7 billion trips were taken on Canadian public transit in 2006, representing an increase of 52.7 million trips over 2005.


CUTA's last national survey of Canadian transit systems reported a $20.7 billion need for public transit capital infrastructure investment for the period 2006-2010. The organization says that the trend in increased ridership will not continue without long-term, predictable investment to increase service.

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