transit ridership. light rail transit

APTA hails 3Q ridership gains

U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips. The gains occurred in all public transport modes, with light rail transit leading the way, up 5.8%.

Calgary LRT notches one-billion rider mark

Calgary, Alberta’s C-Train light rail service, which opened in 1981, officially recorded its 1 billionth passenger Wednesday, as officials also noted the system now carries 280,000 riders per weekday.