Public transportation surges as Americans return to work
(Source: Reuters, March 11, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans commuting by public transportation rose to the second highest level on record last year, as more people returned to work, according to an annual survey released by the leading U.S. transit association on Monday.
The growth in ridership would have been even stronger, if Superstorm Sandy had not stranded people and shut down transit along the East Coast, where public transportation is most concentrated, American Public Transportation Association President Michael Melaniphy said.
Altogether, U.S. transit ridership rose 1.49 percent, with passengers taking 10.52 million trips on trains, buses and commuter rail in 2012.
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Monday, March 11, 2013
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