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Public Transportation Usage Rose In 2011

The New York Times  |  By MICHAEL COOPER  |  Posted: 03/12/2012 4:19 am Updated: 03/12/2012 4:55 am

Americans took 10.4 billion rides on public transportation in 2011 — a billion more than they took in 2000, and the second most since 1957, according to a report being released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association, a nonprofit organization that represents transit systems. The increase in ridership came after the recession contributed to declines in the previous two years.

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