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Title:Rural Transit Fact Book, 2016
Authors:Jeremy Mattson
Publication Date:Nov 2016
TRID #:01619045
Keywords:demographics, financing, operating costs, performance measurement, public transit, ridership, rural areas, rural transit, travel behavior, trend (statistics), vehicle fleets
Type:Research Report


This Fact Book provides information on transit service availability and cost to help the transit industry in the United States provide efficient and effective service to meet rural community mobility needs. Financial and operating statistics can be used by agency managers, local decision makers, state directors, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and lawmakers to assist in policy making, planning, managing operations, and evaluating performance. This publication includes rural demographic and travel behavior data as well as financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. In addition to national level data, statistics are presented by state, FTA region, tribe, and mode, as well as other agency characteristics. The rural transit data presented in this report were obtained from the Rural National Transit Database (NTD). This 2016 edition includes 2014 data from the Rural NTD as well as additional data from the American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, and National Household Travel Survey.

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