I found this interesting article today talking about how cities are embracing public transportation more than ever.
“The American Public Transportation Association reports that Americans took 2.6 billion trips on public transportation in the first three months of 2008 — nearly 85 million more trips than last year for the same time period. In total, 10.3 billion trips were taken on public transportation last year — the highest number in more than 50 years. By far the biggest increase was in the number of trips on light rail, which saw more than a 10 percent jump in ridership.”
The article has a pretty large focus on the new Phoenix Light Rail system and of the development along the line. They talk about some of the new light rail lines in other cities as well. For some of you, it will be an interesting read. For others, it might bore you to death. 🙂