Public Transit Ridership Up in 2nd Quarter

Public transportation ridership was up in the second quarter of 2019 over the same period in 2018 the American Public Transportation Association reported.

APTA said transit ridership showed a 0.46 percent increase across all modes of public transportation in the second quarter, including a 1.44 percent increase on heavy-rail systems and a 3.54 percent increase on commuter-rail systems.

In a news release, APTA said bus ridership rose 0.5 percent in communities with populations of more than 2 million people, and 1.51 percent in systems in communities of less than 100,000 residents.

Light-rail ridership fell 4.13 percent in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

The report provides data on unlinked transit passenger trips taken on U.S. and Canadian public transit rail and bus systems.

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