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Americans Riding Public Transit In Record Numbers

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly...

Public Transit Hasn't Been This Popular Since 1956

AP | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are ta...

Dump the Pump on June 20: Take Transit to Beat Big Oil

Michael Marx | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

More and more Americans want to live in neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable and transit friendly. Just last year, transit ridership grew to 10.5 billion trips, breaking a high-mark set in 1957.

Matt Sledge

Democrat Says Falling Gas Prices Demolish GOP Argument Against Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said Tuesday that the current drop in gas prices could significantly dampen one of the GOP's major economic ta...

U.S. Hasn't Used Public Transit Like This For A Long Time

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation in 2011, the second-highest total since 1957, as gasolin...

More People Used Public Transportation In 2011

The New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

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, accordin...

How A Name Can Help Transit's Game

David Abrutyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Abrutyn

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority presents an idea for helping beleaguered transit systems weather the storm: revenue through corporate naming rights for rail stations.