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

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.
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Proportion of trip purposes
Medical/ dental2
Other4
School6
Recreation/ social/ church18
Shopping/ eating out21
To or from work49
Proportion of trip purposes
Medical/ dental2
Other4
School6
Recreation/ social/ church18
Shopping/ eating out21
To or from work49
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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.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2008 to 2015
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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