Ridership on DART Rail, the Trinity Railway Express and Denton County Transportation Authority's A-train rose over July, August and September of 2013 compared to the previous year, according to a report from the American Public Transportation Association.
DART light rail grew 2.68 percent, the TRE grew 4.57 percent and the DCTA A-train grew 22.65 percent, the reports shows.
The increases are part of a nationwide upward trend of ridership on all forms of public transportation. Overall, 2.7 billion trips were made on public transportation in the third quarter, which represents a 1.5 percent increase. Nine of the last 11 quarters showed increased ridership from the previous year.
"Public transportation ridership continued to grow across the country in large, medium, and small communities during the third quarter of 2013," said APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy. "This continued demand for public transportation demonstrates the value of public transit to individuals and the communities they live in, no matter their size."
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