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U.S. Public Ridership Fell in the First Quarter (Table)

June 14, 2013

Trips on public transportation in the U.S. fell in the first quarter from the same period last year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Americans taking public transportation fell to 2.59 billion trips from the same quarter last year. Travel on light rail rose to 121.9 million in the first quarter.

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                        1Q         4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q
                      2013       2012       2012       2012       2012
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US Total         2,590,403  2,590,481  2,620,782  2,675,573  2,640,875
  YoY% Change        -1.9%      -2.0%       1.1%       1.6%       4.6%
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Heavy Rail         905,947    893,088    926,988    958,227    921,554
Light Rail         121,906    126,824    128,113    128,661    123,558
Commuter Rail      113,499    113,125    119,430    119,440    114,438
Trolleybus          22,398     23,800     23,968     25,043     22,913
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                        1Q         4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q
                      2013       2012       2012       2012       2012
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Bus Population   1,333,212  1,337,375  1,311,033  1,338,085  1,362,785
  2,000,000 +      907,163    914,996    897,299    922,096    930,738
  500,000 +        247,558    257,093    262,747    262,200    253,867
  100,000 +        122,352    118,951    104,814    105,956    122,332
  Below 100,000     56,138     46,335     46,174     47,833     55,847
Demand Response     48,240     47,912     49,600     51,340     49,984
Other (*)           45,201     48,358     61,650     54,777     45,643
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Canada             554,397    578,828    529,495    534,329    569,286
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NOTE: Totals in thousands of miles. Total may not add due to rounding.
(*)Other includes aerial tramway, automated guideway, cable car, ferryboat,
inclined plane, monorail and vanpool.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association


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