U.S. Public Ridership Fell in the First Quarter

Trips on public transportation in the U.S. fell in the first quarter from the same period last year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Americans taking public transportation fell to 2.58 billion trips from the same quarter last year. Travel on light rail rose to 126.9 million in the first quarter.

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                        1Q         4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q
                      2014       2013       2013       2013       2013
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US Total         2,577,155  2,702,808  2,651,311  2,697,787  2,594,449
  YoY% Change       -0.67%      3.75%      1.51%      1.16%     -1.76%
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Heavy Rail         922,761    971,723    949,327    982,183    906,618
Light Rail         126,932    132,209    133,151    129,966    123,020
Commuter Rail      114,764    120,555    121,649    120,566    113,492
Trolleybus          22,085     22,759     24,176     23,538     22,332
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                        1Q         4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q
                      2014       2013       2013       2013       2013
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Bus Population   1,297,325  1,357,074  1,315,633  1,339,121  1,335,485
  2,000,000 +      873,867    922,855    920,894    945,162    906,096
  500,000 +        246,878    258,824    249,339    245,515    253,046
  100,000 +        121,572    121,067    107,365    107,280    122,439
  Below 100,000     55,007     54,327     38,033     39,165     53,904
Demand Response     51,250     53,488     49,338     49,752     51,750
Other (*)           42,039     44,999     58,038     52,661     41,751
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Canada             567,224    528,149    536,065    592,820    563,522
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NOTE: Totals in thousands of miles. Total may not add due to rounding.
(*)Other includes aerial tramway, automated guideway, cable car, ferryboat,
inclined plane, monorail and vanpool.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association

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