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Title:Rural Transit Fact Book, 2017
Authors:Jeremy Mattson
Publication Date:Oct 2017
TRID #:01652113
Keywords:demographics, financing, operating costs, performance measurement, public transit, ridership, rural areas, rural transit, travel behavior, trend (statistics), vehicle fleets
Type:Research Report



Photo Credit: Arrowhead TransitThis 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. The Rural Transit Fact Book serves as a national resource for statistics and information on rural transit in America. 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 2017 edition includes 2015 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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