Provided more than 17 million rides in 2010 and is on pace to provide over 18 million rides in 2011. On an average weekday last week, COTA provided over 62,000 rides, which was 15.8 percent higher than in 2010. It was also the 15th consecutive week of increased ridership this year.
APTA: Public transit users save $9,956 annually
Report numbers show a substantial increase over this time last year, as gas prices have risen nearly $.86 a gallon.