Monday, June 4, 2012

Public Transit Ridership Numbers Way Up Across the Country

Public transit had a good couple of months to start the year. Transit agencies had record or near-record ridership in the first three months of the year, thanks to high gas prices and other factors, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

34 of 37 large cities saw increases in bus ridership and cities with rail systems also saw ridership numbers go up. This U.S.A Today article has the numbers, and the explanation.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.