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1/30/2006



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Greater Cleveland RTA continues to carry more passengers


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In 2005, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) posted ridership growth for the third-straight year. The agency registered 57 million passengers on its rail and bus system, a 3 percent increase compared with 2004.

For the first time in RTA history, rail ridership has risen in nine consecutive quarters. Heavy-rail ridership grew 8 percent and light-rail ridership, 1.1 percent.

RTA officials attribute the increase to high gas prices, an upgraded fleet and service improvements.


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