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Survey: Public transit users exercise more

Posted on February 7, 2013

ATLANTA — UPI.com reported that data from the National Household Travel Survey, a telephone survey administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation to examine travel behavior in the U.S., showed that people who walked to public transit in large urban areas with a rail system were 72% more likely to transit walk 30 minutes or more per day than were those without a rail system.

Survey results also showed that from 2001 to 2009, the estimated number of transit walkers rose from 7.5 million to 9.6 million — a 28% increase. For the full story, click here.

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