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3/9/2009



Rail News: Passenger Rail

APTA: Public transit ridership reaches 52-year high in '08


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With last year's record-high gas prices, it's no surprise that public transit ridership soared in 2008. Agencies collectively posted 10.7 billion trips, the highest level in 52 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Ridership rose 4 percent compared with 2007's total.

Light-, commuter- and heavy-rail ridership rose 8.3 percent, 4.7 percent and 3.5 percent, respectively.

For a breakdown of the ridership data, follow this link.




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