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Source: APTA
Published: October 2019

American Public Transportation

Circulated: May 14, 2020

• In 2018, Americans took 9.9 billion trips on public transportation.

• Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 430,000 people.

• 45% of Americans have no access to public transportation.

• ​Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns.

• Traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile.

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