News Tagged With: ridership
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October 13, 2014

Houston's Metro boosting rail, revamping bus network

METRO spoke with Metro’s President/CEO Thomas C. Lambert about his journey from police officer to head of a public transportation system as well as the success the agency has experienced over the last several years and EXPO.


September 30, 2014

APTA: 2.7B trips taken on public transportation

New report on second quarter of 2014 shows a 1.1% increase over the same quarter last year, representing an increase of 30 million more trips. Public transportation ridership outpaced urban vehicle miles traveled, which grew at 0.97% for this quarter.


September 24, 2014

All Aboard Ohio proposes increased Cincinnati-Chicago rail service

Currently, the only option is a 2 a.m. Amtrak train three days a week. The plan simply calls for increased rail service at reasonable hours.


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 11, 2014

MBTA looking at ways to boost ridership

Eliminating the use of cash on buses and introducing the mobile app used by commuter rail passengers to other public transit lines are strategies under consideration by state officials as ridership numbers have declined due to steady fare increases.


September 4, 2014

Private shuttles taking bite out of Georgia agency's ridership

In total, 13 apartment complexes are running shuttle services to the University of Georgia, some at double the frequency that Athens Transit offers. The influx of shuttles is a result of increased competition with apartment complexes located closer to the university.


May 27, 2014

Seattle's Sound Transit 2014 ridership up

It was the busiest first three months of the year in Sound Transit history. Link light rail ridership grew 15%, with 2.3 million first quarter boardings and an average of almost 30,000 on weekdays.


May 7, 2014

Ridership, industry visibility touted at APTA Conference

Ridership and increased funding for public transportation were major themes as APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Conference kicked off with its Opening General Session at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday.


April 17, 2014

Public transportation users save $10,174 annually

The monthly APTA Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.


March 20, 2014

Tenn. city study seeks to expand transit options

CARTA is examining several transportation options, including bicycle parking, taxi services and future rail service. Officials are planning to add three electric buses to the city's fleet, make GoogleMaps available for trip planning, and possibly add bus routes to a job center.


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