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Trip purposes in U.S. public transit - poll 2008-2015

This statistic depicts the proportion of trip purposes in U.S. public transit from 2008 to 2015. In that time period, almost half of the U.S. transit riders used public transportation to go or come back from work.

Trip purposes in U.S. public transit, according to respondents from 2008 to 2015

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Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2015

Number of respondents

563,774 respondents

Age group

14 years and older

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.

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