TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian public transit ridership
statistics for the first six months of 2011 show an increase of 4.93%
as compared to the same January to June period in the previous year,
according to the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
"This ridership growth is impressive and shows a strong demand for
service," says CUTA President and CEO Michael Roschlau. "Improvements
to increase the capacity and the quality of service are having a
This rise in Canadian transit ridership represents an addition of just
over 45 million new trips taken by Canadians on public transit in the
six month period, a trend that builds on the growth of previous
"Canadians are benefitting from service improvements as a result of
increased investment, and are choosing transit more often," says CUTA
Chair John King. "It demonstrates clearly that an increasing number of
Canadians want to use transit as their preferred travel choice, but
only with a steady continuation of transit investment will future
ridership demands be met."
CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems,
suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related
organizations in Canada.
For association information, visit: www.cutaactu.ca
SOURCE Canadian Urban Transit Association
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