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Amtrak hits 17th consecutive month of ridership growth

Rail| April 11, 2011
Comparing the first six months of FY 2011 (October to March) to the same time period in FY 2010 shows ridership is up 5.9 percent, or 802,745 passengers. In addition, during that same period ridership has increased on all three of Amtrak's major business lines: Northeast Corridor up 3.9 percent, state-supported and other short distance corridors up 7.7 percent, and long-distance trains up 5.3 percent.

Amtrak ridership up 16 consecutive months

Rail| March 10, 2011
Factors contributing to the success include a moderately improved economic environment allowing some recovery of business travel along the Northeast Corridor, sustained high gasoline prices, the increased appeal and popularity of rail travel, effective marketing campaigns and the introduction of Wi-Fi on the high-speed Acela Express trains.
Bus| March 9, 2011

Cincinnati's Metro ridership up

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of SORTA, providing about 17 million rides per year. Metro provides fixed-route and paratransit services in Greater Cincinnati.
Rail| January 5, 2011

Phoenix Metro 2010 light rail ridership up

Has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation.
Rail| December 23, 2010

Transit Agencies Cultivate Customer Base to Grow Rail Ridership

As unemployment numbers grow in the midst of the recession, transit ridership numbers have dipped. To help boost ridership, transit agencies are developing marketing campaigns and promotions, partnering with local businesses and sports teams, and implementing employee discount programs, with much success.
Bus| November 18, 2010

SEPTA Chief Renovating Agency for the 21st Century

GM Joseph M. Casey, who has led the agency for the past three years, is implementing his vision in the form of improved customer service, sustainability programs and plans for technology upgrades.

Accessibility| September 21, 2010

APTA: PT ridership up first time since 2008

Previous to this quarter's ridership increase, public transit use had declined in the past five quarters due to high unemployment, the economic recession, and lower state and local revenue. Demand response (paratransit) increased in the second quarter of 2010 by 1.6 percent.
Bus| August 24, 2010

River Valley FY 2010 ridership up

The growing ridership trend continued into fiscal 2011, with July being the second highest ridership month on record with 71,825 riders, according to the agency.
Rail| July 14, 2010

Phoenix Metro light rail ridership up

In June 2010, when ridership usually slumps as a result of the summer heat, Metro saw a 15 percent increase from 815,566 in 2009 to 942,154 in 2010.
Rail| May 5, 2010

Phoenix Metro April ridership breaks records

Served more than 1,2 million total riders in April 2010, resulting in an average weekday ridership of 44,932, average Saturday ridership of 34,533, and average Sunday and holiday ridership of 20,573.

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