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VOL. 38 | NO. 10 | Friday, March 07, 2014

Public transit ridership mostly down in Tennessee

The Associated Press

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Despite growing national figures, most Tennesseans aren't using public transit as much as they did last year, according to new ridership numbers.

What follows is a look at ridership reported by transit agencies in Tennessee.

Urban area; Agency; Change in unlinked passenger trips 2012 to 2013; Percent of increase or decrease

Chattanooga; Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority; 170,600 decrease; 5.2 percent

Clarksville; Clarksville Transit System; 85,600 decrease; 9.5 percent

Memphis; Memphis Area Transit Authority; 82,300 decrease; 0.8 percent

Nashville; Metropolitan Transit Authority; 166,100 increase; 1.7 percent

Nashville; Regional Transportation Authority; 41,600 decrease; 5.3 percent