Title

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION USE ON THE RISE

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

ridership - demand, mode - bus, mode - rail, mode - tram/light rail, mode - mass transit

Keywords

United States, Trolleybuses, Trolley buses, Transit, Ridership, Rapid transit, Public transit, Patronage (Transit ridership), Mass transit, Local transit, Light rail transit, Intracity bus transportation, Heavy rail transit, Demand responsive transportation, Canada, Bus transit

Abstract

Use of the nation's public transit systems continues to grow, with U.S. transit ridership in the first quarter of 1999 up 3.85% over the same period in 1998 and up 13.6% over the same period 3 years ago. For the first quarter of 1999, ridership on Canada's public transit systems rose nearly 3%. All modes of transit showed ridership increases, led by heavy rail.