Transit ridership rises 1.2% in Q2 2013
Nearly 2.7 billion transit trips took place in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2013, a 1.2-percent rise since the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
However, transit ridership in the U.S. dropped 0.4 percent since the second quarter of 2012.
Buses with a population of 100,000 or less saw the greatest increase in ridership, with a 3.9-percent increase in passenger trips since the first quarter of 2013 and a 1.8-percent rise since the second quarter of 2012.
Buses experienced a total gain of 0.5 percent in passenger trips in the last quarter and a loss of 0.8 percent in the last year.
The full report is available here.