Ghosts of Transit Past

In the United States today, public transit is in crisis. From declining infrastructure in New York and San Francisco, to delays caused by needed repairs in Washington, to the loss of critical funding in Milwaukee, city after city is struggling with problems related to its bus and train systems. These are not isolated phenomena. Analysis by the Eno Center for Transportation of data from the American Public Transportation Association found that from 2014 to 2016, all but seven of the country’s largest urban areas lost riders. For the nation as a whole, ridership declined by 4.5 percent. These decreases are coming at a time when the U.S. population has actually increased by 4.5 million people and our economy has added 5 million new jobs.

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Source: US News

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