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Public transit use reaches record high, in spite of low petrol prices

Andrea Germanos @ Common Dreams - Despite plummeting gas prices, public transportation ridership in the U.S. hit a record high.

According to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 2.7 billion trips were taken on public transit systems in the third quarter of 2014. That marks a 1.8 percent increase from the same period last year, and makes it the third quarter with the highest ridership since 1974.  Read more.

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