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LIST: Public Transit Systems with Big Ridership Gains

Created: 03/10/2014 7:08 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming, according to new ridership numbers.
    
Public transit passengers took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 - the highest total since 1956.
    
What follows is a look at which transit agencies saw the biggest gains.
    
Urban area; Agency; Increase in unlinked passenger trips 2012 to 2013; percent increase
    
New York City; New York City Transit Authority; 120,635,700; 3.6 percent
    
Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; 9,194,200; 2 percent
    
New York City; New Jersey Transit; 4,049,700; 1.5 percent
    
Seattle; King County Department of Transportation; 3,204,400; 2.7 percent
    
Miami; Miami-Dade Transit Agency; 2,493,800; 2.3 percent
    
Seattle; Sound Transit; 2,341,600; 8.4 percent
    
Denver; Regional Transportation District; 2,257,500; 2.6 percent
    
Houston; Metro Transit Authority; 2,257,000; 2.7 percent
    
San Diego; Metropolitan Transit System; 2,230,000; 2.6 percent
    
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Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Pedestrians board a train at Union Station Friday March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Photo: AP/Nick Ut

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