Use of Public Transportation Jumps

More Americans are taking public buses and trains, a report finds. L.A. County Metro’s ridership rose 1.7% in the first part of the year, and the Riverside Transit Agency’s has surged 27% since 2002.

When Sheyenne Reyes was growing up in Riverside she could always find a seat on the public bus.

Reyes is 21 now, and while waiting for the Route 1 line to take her to work last week, the college student lamented that these days the bus often “gets too crowded to the point where some people have to stand up — they stumble a little bit” as the bus rushes from one stop to another. [Read More]