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September 19, 2014

Jacket helps protect transit riders from germs

Appropriately called the Germinator, the jacket is the result of almost a year's worth of research into how commuters get sick on public transit — and how to help prevent sharing illnesses.


September 18, 2014

New report reveals what Americans want from public transit

Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity, cost, and reliability above safety, frequency, and perks like Wi-Fi when choosing whether or not to take public transportation.


September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.


April 29, 2014

Majority of millennials want access to better transit options

Almost half (46%) of current vehicle owners surveyed agree they would seriously consider giving up their car if they could count on a range of transportation options.


December 17, 2013

Report lists U.S. cities with best public transportation systems

Agencies chosen by their role in reducing pollution, minimizing traffic congestion and encouraging more sustainable city living.


August 15, 2013

Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.


January 8, 2013

Survey: Growing support for transit in Houston

A growing number of people say they want to live within walking distance of work and shopping. The results signify an impending shift in the transportation habits of one of the nation's most car-centric cities.


November 15, 2012

Survey: Southeast Mich. riders would pay to improve transit

Ninety-five percent of respondents found the region’s public transportation system in poor or fair condition, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments' survey. Another 72% of respondents said they were willing to pay to fix it.


September 26, 2012

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,917 annually

Based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Sept. 25, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.


July 11, 2012

Report: Most urban jobs near transit, most workers not

Some three quarters of all jobs in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas are in neighborhoods with transit service, but only about a quarter of the workforce is able to get to their jobs in less than 90 minutes via mass transit.


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