In 2013, Public Transportation Reached Highest Levels Since 1956

St_Louis_Metrolink_trainThose who take public transportation regularly understand it’s benefits and a new release from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that more and more people are getting on board with it.  From a better quality of life, higher activity levels, cheaper commutes and more – this study shows that transit is increasingly becoming the way to go.

Check out these stats from APTA’s release:

  • Public Transportation Ridership grew 1.1% to 10.7 billion trips.  This is the highest number since 1956.
  • Since 1995, transit ridership is up 37.2%, a number outpacing the national population growth of 20.3%
  • This ridership number is higher than in 2008 when gas prices were $4-$5 a gallon.

CMT invites you to give it a try yourself.  Once you get used to the change in your commute, we know you won’t be disappointed.

Read APTA’s press release here – http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2014/Pages/140310_Ridership.aspx