Transit use rises in first half of 2007: CUTA

    TORONTO, Nov. 20 /CNW/ - Preliminary Canadian public transit ridership
statistics for the first six months of 2007 shows an increase of 3.2% as
compared to the same January to June period in the previous year, according to
the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
    "Public transit ridership for the first six months of 2007 continued to
demonstrate strong growth, building further on a trend that has been underway
since the mid-1990s," says CUTA President and CEO Michael Roschlau.
    This growth in ridership represents an increase of nearly 27 million more
trips taken by Canadians on public transit in the six month period.
    "If the pattern continues to the end of 2007, Canada will again be
surpassing an all time record for total transit ridership, likely reaching
1.75 billion trips," says CUTA Chair Penny Williams.

    CUTA is the national association representing public transit systems,
suppliers to the industry, government agencies, individuals and related
organizations in Canada.

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