Bus ridership spikes | North Carolina | Indy Week
Pin It

Bus ridership spikes 

View JPG (244 KB) • View PDF (32 KB) • Here is a comparison for the Durham Area Transit Authority, Capital Area Transit (Raleigh), Triangle Transit, Chapel Hill Transit and Cary's town system. A "rider" is one paid fare.
  • View JPG (244 KB)View PDF (32 KB) • Here is a comparison for the Durham Area Transit Authority, Capital Area Transit (Raleigh), Triangle Transit, Chapel Hill Transit and Cary's town system. A "rider" is one paid fare.

It's too dangerous to hitchhike, too far to walk, too blazing to bike. With gas prices hovering near $4 a gallon—and approaching $5 for diesel—ridership on area buses has increased significantly over the same time last year. In June, Triangle Transit recorded a 30 percent jump over the similar period in 2007, setting a record ridership of more than 97,000.

In addition to the environmental benefits of public transit, the savings add up. For example, on a Triangle Transit regional bus, the price of a 25-mile, one-way trip between Raleigh and Durham is $2. If your car gets 22 miles per gallon, it would cost twice as much to drive that distance.

bus.jpg

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in North Carolina



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

I am interested in getting one of these mobile homes to fix up for my family...how can I obtain one? …

by dee78 on Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina (North Carolina)

My husband has been in jail since 2014 for possession of drugs they gave him 25 years and we had …

by Francess on The N.C. Supreme Court hears a case about drugs, urine and free will (North Carolina)

I would love to buy one abandoned mobile homes. i have land to put home in cumberland county,nc.contact me please …

by terrio on Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina (North Carolina)

Definitely interested in making one my very own home. Have the money and land. Richland nc Heather

by heathyd on Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina (North Carolina)

I am interested in one of those abandoned homes. My husband and I are hard working and just tired of …

by Tammi L. Wiggs on Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina (North Carolina)

Comments

I am interested in getting one of these mobile homes to fix up for my family...how can I obtain one? …

by dee78 on Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina (North Carolina)

My husband has been in jail since 2014 for possession of drugs they gave him 25 years and we had …

by Francess on The N.C. Supreme Court hears a case about drugs, urine and free will (North Carolina)

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation