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San Diego MTS sets ridership record

Bus| July 12, 2012
There were 55.5 million passenger trips taken on bus during the year, which was 5.2% higher than the previous fiscal year and more than 800,000 more passenger trips taken in fiscal year 2009, which was when the previous bus ridership record was set.

Okla. transit honored for school partnership

University| July 9, 2012
Edmond, Okla.'s Citylink bus service has grown ridership on its campus route, known as Broncholink, since it began operation of the service, which will require switching to a larger bus.
May 25, 2012

Is transit industry ready for Generation Y?

Recently, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor conducted a study on the driving habits of 16 to 39 year olds. The study found that number of 17-year-olds that had a driver’s license dropped significantly over a period of 25 years, from 69% in 1983 to 50% in 2008. Meanwhile, American aged 20 to 24 saw a drop as well, from 92% in 1983 to 82% in 2008.
Rail| April 11, 2012

Amtrak on pace to set new ridership record

All business lines experienced growth in the first half of FY 2012 as compared to the same period the prior year, including the Northeast Corridor (up 5.2%), long-distance trains (up 3.0%) and state-supported and other short-distance routes (up 2.7%.)
University| March 26, 2012

Fla. college, transit partnership bumps up ridership

Since partnering with Santa Fe College to add three new bus routes, Gainesville Regional Transit System saw a 4% increase in growth for Fall 2011 and a 3% increase for 2012. Additionally, 80,000 more passengers rode the bus in February 2012 compared to February 2011.
Accessibility| March 12, 2012

Report: 10.4 billion trips taken on public transit in 2011

With an increase of 2.3% over the 2010 ridership, this was the sixth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.
Bus| February 22, 2012

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,914 annually

Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Feb. 21, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Bus| November 29, 2011

Canadian public transit ridership shows growth

Statistics for the first six months of 2011 show an increase of 4.93% as compared to the same January to June period in the previous year, according to the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
Bus| October 18, 2011

UTA’s 2012 budget plans for more riders, revenue increase

Expecting 13 percent more commuters to use public transportation next year. Projected revenue increases are based on an expected rise in TRAX ridership — and higher fares — after the completion this summer of two highly anticipated light rail projects.
Rail| May 17, 2011

Caltrain’s express service boosts ridership

Ridership on weekend Baby Bullet trains increased 54 percent in April compared to March. The service, which was suggested by Caltrain riders, was introduced as a pilot program in January. Originally scheduled to operate for three months, it has been extended because of its success.

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