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Transit ridership rises 1.2% in Q2 2013

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On September 23, 2013 @ 3:42 pm In News & Analysis | No Comments

shutterstock_139917064 [1]Nearly 2.7 billion transit trips took place in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2013, a 1.2-percent rise since the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

However, transit ridership in the U.S. dropped 0.4 percent since the second quarter of 2012.

Buses with a population of 100,000 or less saw the greatest increase in ridership, with a 3.9-percent increase in passenger trips since the first quarter of 2013 and a 1.8-percent rise since the second quarter of 2012.

Buses experienced a total gain of 0.5 percent in passenger trips in the last quarter and a loss of 0.8 percent in the last year.

The full report is available here [2].

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