Public transit in America

I read today that only 6.4 million people in the USA use public transport, of that 6.4 million 33% live in New York City. So exclude New York City and there are only approximately 4.2 million Americans using public transport, that’s in a country of 310 million.  Take out New York City (8 million) and that’s still 302 million people with only 4.2 using public transport.

That’s 1.3% of the national population.

That’s mental.

I would question the figures as propaganda but it was on an info sheet published by the state department.






2 Responses to “Public transit in America”

  1. 1 Jack February 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

    The infrastructure pretty much doesn’t exist outside major cities. Pretty sure Americans believe that it’s because they could subject to terror attacks. Or something like that.


  2. 2 thethoughtherder February 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Funny you should say that because I remember reading somewhere that there is a piece of US legislation that dictates that every so many miles of highway has to be straight enough to land large military aircraft in times of war.

    There is a terror – transit link!

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