Transportation

"Get On Board Public Transit Day" is Thursday

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Public transportation systems nationwide will participate in the Get On Board Public Transit Day this Thursday, April 25. 

BART, Golden Gate Transit and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are among the agencies participating locally.  

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities.  Each weekday, 34 million people board public transportation in the United States.

Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization. 

QUICK FACTS:

 • In 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation.

 • 34 million times each weekday, people board public transportation.

 • Since 1995, public transportation ridership has increased by 30%—a growth rate higher than the 22% increase in U.S. population.

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

 • 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

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

 • Millennials consider public transportation as the best option for digital socializing and among the best for connecting with communities.

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