APTA: U.S. light-rail ridership grew 3 percent in Q1 2016

June 9, 2016

From Progressive Railroading Magazine

U.S. light-rail ridership rose 3 percent in first-quarter 2016 compared with the same period last year, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported yesterday.Website Insert Call Me State DOTs copy

Thirteen of the 29 light-rail systems in the country posted ridership gains, including Houston, where ridership jumped 32.3 percent; Baltimore, 25 percent; and Newark, N.J., 13.5 percent, according to APTA’s first-quarter ridership report.

At the same time, commuter-rail ridership rose 2.7 percent year over year, with 16 of 29 systems reporting increases. Ridership on subways and elevated trains nudged up 2.5 percent nationwide.

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