Transit Ridership Up 2.2% in 3rd Quarter

During the third quarter of 2019 ridership of U.S. public transit agencies was up 2.2 percent when compared with the same period of 2019.

The American Public Transportation Association said there was a 5.46 percent increase in ridership of heavy rail systems and a 4.38 percent gain on commuter-rail systems.

Riders took 2.5 billion trips during the quarter, which was the second consecutive quarter to post an increase.

APTA said the growth in ridership amounted to 54 million more trips in the third quarter of 2019 versus the third quarter of 2018.

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