29 Dec '17, 11am

#DOE: transit rail ridership increasing, while transit bus ridership declining

#DOE: transit rail ridership increasing, while transit bus ridership declining

DOE: transit rail ridership increasing, while transit bus ridership declining 29 December 2017 Transit bus ridership in the US historically has been higher than transit rail ridership. In 1990, for example, there were 5.74 billion unlinked bus trips (64.1% of the total), but only 2.89 billion rail transit trips (32.3%), according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Source: DOE. This appears to be changing, however. Transit rail, which includes heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail, has experienced increasing ridership over the past six years, while transit bus ridership was mainly decreasing. In 2016, transit rail ridership was 4.94 billion trips (47.5%) and transit bus ridership was 5.04 billion trips (48.5%). The number of rail transit systems operating in 2016 was roughly double that of 1990, accounting for some of the increase. However, transit b...

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