American public transportation systems carry
35 MILLION PASSENGERS EVERY WEEKDAY.
That totals more than
10 BILLION TRIPS PER YEAR.
EVERY $1 INVESTED
in public transportation generates approximately
$4 IN ECONOMIC RETURNS
Public transportation is an industry that operates more than 146,000 railcars, buses and vans in a typical peak period across America. This includes more than 55,000 buses, 56,000 paratransit/demand response vehicles, 9,200 subway cars, 6,300 commuter rail cars, 1,400 light rail cars and 213 streetcars.
APTA Infrastructure Initiative Recommendations