Reading this post
, I was surprised to learn that public transportation use is up—to the highest level in 50 years—according to recent data
released by the American Public Transportation Association. I was even more surprised when I got to this graph:
The five commuter rail systems with the double digit ridership growth rate in 2007 were located in the following areas: Nashville (257.9 percent); Santa Fe (96.6 percent); Harrisburg (41.3 percent); Seattle (27.4 percent); Oakland (14.2 percent); Dallas/Fort Worth (12.1 percent); Stockton (11.9 percent); Portland, ME (11.8 percent); and Pompano Beach, FL (10.3 percent). (Emphasis mine.)
But then I realized that Music City Star
only began running in September 2006, so ridership had almost nowhere to go but up. But at least it went.
(Via Green Car Congress