What fantastic news! Three cheers for public transportation!

The Jolly Good News

Here’s some good green news: more and more Americans are taking public transit and are ditching their gas-guzzling cars for more fuel efficient models, or getting rid of their cars all together.  According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), transit ridership nationwide shot up by 5% over the first quarter of 2012, with an increase of 2.7 billion trips.  This number has steadily increased over the past five quarters, specifically for bus and rail. Interestingly, APTA noted that …”even when gas prices start to fall, riders stick with transit.”

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