Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

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


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.