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Upgrading Transit for the Twenty-First Century


Book Chapter

Suggested Citation:
Polzin, Steve and Daniel Sperling (2018) Upgrading Transit for the Twenty-First Century. Three Revolutions

IN THE UNITED STATES, CARS HAVE INCREASED their dominance over public transit. Overall, transit accounts for only about 2 percent of passenger trips in the United States and about 1 percent of passenger miles. Even in the developing world, transit has lost market share to cars. Public transit is struggling. As the world changes, public transit needs to reinvent itself.

Key words:
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), American Public Transportation Association, Microtransit,Transit Agencies, Fixed Route Service