Public Transport Financial Performance

in the

United States: From 1970


This series of charts shows how transit expenditures have risen at an inflation adjusted rate 15 times that of the increase in ridership. This more than 60 percent loss in productivity is in contrast to the competitive bus and airline industries, where productivity has increased 22 percent and 91 percent respectively.





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