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Old 03-09-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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Transit group touts 10.8B rides in 2014 | TheHill

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U.S. residents took 10.8 billion trips on public transit systems in 2014, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday.

The Washington, D.C-based transit group said the figure is the highest number for U.S. transit ridership since 1957.

"In 2014, people took a record 10.8 billion trips on public transportation -- the highest annual ridership number in 58 years," APTA CEO Phillip Washington said in a statement. "Some public transit systems experienced all-time record high ridership last year. This record ridership didn't just happen in large cities. It also happened in small and medium size communities."

The ridership announcement comes as some lawmakers are debating the importance of the federal government’s transit spending as Congress is attempting to craft a new transportation bill.

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The largest ridership increases for “heavy rail” subway systems like Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail in 2014 were San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Miami, according to the transit group.
Read the full report here: http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship-APTA.pdf

Not to sound like a broken record, but: more good news for MARTA.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:13 AM
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Transit group touts 10.8B rides in 2014 | TheHill



Read the full report here: http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship-APTA.pdf

Not to sound like a broken record, but: more good news for MARTA.
Bus ridership was down almost across the board in the US. Atlanta was an exception in that regard.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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why does it matter if it's heavy rail? Why would light rail be left out? Not that many cities have heavy rail.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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why does it matter if it's heavy rail? Why would light rail be left out? Not that many cities have heavy rail.
Did you read the article? Both HRT and LRT systems were mentioned.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Great news for MARTA! Yes, 439,000 isn't the best, but considering the fact that ridership (on all modes, no less) is up and MARTA remains in the top 8 of transit systems in the country, it's pretty good. With the arrival of TODs in the next few years, the addition of Clayton County, and growing metro-wide acceptance of the agency, the future seems bright.

Here's to hoping ridership goes up and up and up!

- skbl17
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Great news for MARTA! Yes, 439,000 isn't the best, but considering the fact that ridership (on all modes, no less) is up and MARTA remains in the top 8 of transit systems in the country, it's pretty good. With the arrival of TODs in the next few years, the addition of Clayton County, and growing metro-wide acceptance of the agency, the future seems bright.

Here's to hoping ridership goes up and up and up!

- skbl17
They can add me in 2 weeks once I move and buy my monthly Marta pasd
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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They can add me in 2 weeks once I move and buy my monthly Marta pasd
It's a 30-day pass, unless purchased from an emoplyer. It will expire 30 days after your first tap.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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emoplyer.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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I'm typing on my phone. It's not worth the effort to go back and change it
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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It's a 30-day pass, unless purchased from an emoplyer. It will expire 30 days after your first tap.
Yeah my company is purchasing it
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