Public transit advocates tout ridership growth to warn against budget cuts

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday that ridership on public transit systems across the country has been increasing for nearly two years and urged lawmakers not to cut funds in a deficit deal.

The Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group said that transit ridership has increased for seven consecutive quarters, including a jump to 201 million riders in the first three quarters of 2012. [Read More]