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Nearly half of all
transit trips are by bus
12000000

10000000

Ridership may be down year-over-year, but growth
can still be found in both large and small cities.
8000000

6000000
By Mischa Wanek-Libman,
executive editor

4000000
A new report
released by the American
Public Transportation Association (APTA)
shows that Americans took 9.9 billion trips
2000000
on public transportation
in 2018, nearly
half of those, more than 47 percent, were
on a bus.
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APTA reports that overall ridership is
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down 2 percent compared to 2017, but
the association notes ridership has grown
27 percent since 1995. Ridership growth
since 1995 has outpaced U.S. population
growth. Additionally, passenger miles
traveled on public transportation grew
by 39 percent, which is greater than the
33 percent growth of vehicle miles traveled on roads.
APTA reports that bus ridership deiStock
creased nationally by 1.8 percent compared to 2017. However, APTA points to
eight cities that saw significant bus riderMass., saw a 1.5 percent increase; Housits impact on public transportation.  It
ship growth including Pittsburgh, Penn., ton, Texas, saw a 1.5 percent increase and identified four categories of factors: erowhich saw a 3.3 percent increase; Colum- New York City saw a 0.6 percent increase. sion of time competitiveness, erosion of
bus, Ohio, with a 2.8 percent increase; Las
An APTA report released in 2018, "Uncost competitiveness, reduced customer
Vegas, Nev., with a 2 percent increase;
derstanding Recent Ridership Changes: affinity and loyalty and external factors
Phoenix, Ariz., and Oakland, Calif., which Trends and Adaptations​," analyzed the beyond the control of a public transporboth saw 1.8 percent increases; Boston, changing transportation ecosystem and tation system.

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Ridership from 1990 to 2018
Total ridership

Bus ridership

In billions

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Ad Index
Editor's Notebook - Showing, as Well as Telling
People and Places
Transit as a Community Affair
U.S. Bus Fleets Report
Forming Paratransit Partnerships Through Alternative Methods
Rail Systems Get Powered Up
Operating a Self Driving City
Best Practices - Deployment of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses
Products - In Focus: Buses and Components
Classifieds
Social Hubs - Transit Post Highlights From Around the Web
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