Chicago Sees Boost in Transit Ridership

More Chicago area residents are riding transit when compared to figures form 2003, and they're riding more often.

"Both the number of miles of service available and the number of miles traveled by riders rose about 9 percent in those five years, the report found. The average number of annual rides taken per Chicago area resident also rose, from 69.6 in 2003 to 72.9 in 2007.

But the cost of keeping the buses and trains running rose faster than the rate of inflation, due to higher fuel, labor and health care costs. Capital funding sunk from $1.04 billion in 2007 to $345 million in 2007."

Full Story: Chicago area transit use jumps 9% over last 5 years, RTA says

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