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Public Transit Affects Economy
If you ride METRO, you are part of the engine that drives America’s economy. A new demographic study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reveals that 87 percent of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting Read More...
Record Transit Trips Taken in 2013
Americans took a record number of public transportation trips in 2013, reaching the highest annual ridership in 57 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an industry group. A report released yesterday said Americans Read More...
High Gas Prices Mean Big Savings for Transit Riders
As you watch the gas prices creep up week after week, here's some good news: Using public transit is a great option that will help keep your budget intact. Gas prices have hiked 11 percent compared to last month. National average prices climbed by Read More...
More Americans Choosing Public Transit
More Americans are riding public transit, driven by high gas prices and a recovering economy. That's according to a recent study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), which showed the demand for public transportation rose last Read More...
House Cuts Funding to Mass Transit
Bad news is brewing in Congress for public transportation. The House of Representatives last Friday approved a plan that would slash mass transit funds. The House Ways and Means Committee passed a plan that would stop a provision in the Highway Trust Read More...
Survey Shows High-Speed Rail a Popular Option
Nearly two-thirds of Americans recently surveyed said they would definitely or probably use high-speed rail service for business or leisure travel if they had that option. That's according to a survey released last week by the American Public Transportation Read More...