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New report: Public transit demand is up but funding is down

A new report released by Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, the MASSPIRG Education Fund, and Transportation for America demonstrates that while demand for public transportation is on the rise, funding for transit across America is vulnerable and insufficient. In 2008, public transportation ridership rose 4 percent, with the largest number of trips taken since 1956, while the total number of miles driven fell by 3.6 percent. Yet across the country, a massive wave of enacted or proposed fare hikes coupled with anticipated service cuts demonstrate how precarious our transit financing system really is. Check out the report: “Stranded at the Station.”

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