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Use of public transit among U.S. adults by race and transit mode 2008-2015

The statistic depicts the results of a survey that took place from 2008 to 2015 among U.S. adults about the use of public transit; the results were grouped by race or ethnicity and transit mode. Some 35 percent of the bus transit riders were of White or Caucasian origin.

Percentage of U.S. adults using public transit from 2008 to 2015, by race or ethnicity and transit mode

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Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2015

Number of respondents

598,662 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The report was prepared for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) by CJI Research Corporation and uses data from 695,748 passenger questionnaires completed from 2008 to 2015, making it the most extensive public transit report in terms of demographics in the United States. The survey data includes a total of 211 reports on systems that carried a total of more than eight billion unlinked passenger trips. The majority of the surveys were paper-based with only one major survey in a large urban area conducted on a tablet and another major household survey conducted by telephone.
* The source defines the category as "Black or African American".

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