Public Transportation Ridership Sets Records During 2008

2008 was a record year for public transportation in the U.S.

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  • 10.7 billion: Number of trips made by Americans on public transportation in 2008
  • 52: Years since ridership levels were as high
  • 3.6: Percentage decline in miles traveled by vehicles on U.S. roads between 2007 and 2008
  • 38: Percentage increase in public transportation use since 1995
  • 4.2 billion: Estimated number of gallons annually conserved by public transportation

Sources: American Public Transportation Association