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IPTA News

More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.


Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American Public Transportation Association said Wednesday that about 2.7 billion passenger trips were taken on transit systems in the third quarter of 2014 -- an increase of 1.8 percent, or about 48 million trips, over the year-ago period -- the highest third-quarter number since the trade group's records began in 1974.

Read more:   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/us/despite-cheaper-gas-public-transit-ridership-is-up-trade-group-reports.html?_r=0