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Posts Tagged ‘SEPTA’

Philadelphia, PA: SEPTA Cycle-Transit Plan

Friday, May 1st, 2015
FIGURE 1: LICENSED DRIVERS AS A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR AGE-GROUP POPULATION

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
SEPTA’s ridership is nearing quarter century highs. In Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the United States, rates of both private auto ownership and use are down. The region’s three fastest growing demographic groups – “Millennials” (20-34 years old) , “Baby Boomers” (60-75 years old), and an influx of newly-settled immigrants of all ages – are less likely to own a car (or even a driver’s license) and are more likely to use transit. These emerging local demographic groups tend to not only rely on transit for commuting to work but also for other discretionary trips and often travel with luggage, strollers and bicycles.

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 24th, 2014
U.S. Census Transportation Planning Products

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
More Poor Commuters Choose Cycling
Taxing Corporate Buses
California Leads in Driver Safety
Ford Rethinking the Role of Cars
Philadelphia Web Developer Hopes to Help Commuters

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Potential Impact of Gasoline Price Increases on U.S. Public Transportation Ridership, 2011 -2012

Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Figure 1

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Experience over the past decade, backed by several notable research studies, shows that price increases in gasoline cause related increases in public transportation ridership. Based on that information, this report provides a model that projects future increases in public transit ridership that will accompany rising gasoline prices.

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