U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #542: October 27, 2008
Transit Trips Increase in 2008
A comparison of transit trips from the second quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2008 shows a 5.2% increase. Light rail was the mode with the greatest increase (12.3%); of that increase, 1.3% was due to increased capacity. All transit modes showed at least a 4% gain in the number of passenger trips.
Transit Passenger Trips — Percent Change from Second Quarter 2007 to Second Quarter 2008
Transit Passenger Trips
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Second Quarter 2007
Second Quarter 2008
Note: Unlinked passenger trips. Heavy rail includes subways and elevated trains.
Source: American Public Transportation Association, "Transit Ridership Report, Second Quarter, 2008."
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