News Tagged With: ridership
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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.


March 10, 2014

U.S. public transit ridership is highest in decades

In 2013, 10.7 billion trips were taken. It was the eighth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide, according to an APTA report.


February 26, 2014

NFTA’s aging rail creates hurdles for riders

Problems such as increased wait times for trains due to single track use, stemming from deteriorating conditions, caused a nearly 25% drop in ridership last year for the 30-year-old system.


February 7, 2014

5-year Chicago study shows economy's impact on ridership

Chicago Transit Authority gained passengers, while Metra and Pace experienced modest declines.


January 23, 2014

Minn. Metro Transit ridership surpasses 81 million in 2013

The Northstar Commuter Rail line had a particularly strong year, with ridership up more than 12%.


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