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American Public Transit Lags Behind American Public Transit Lags Behind

American Public Transit Lags Behind

by Robert A. Di Ieso, Jr.
February 18, 2009
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Even though subways are a fuel-efficent way to move people around congested urban areas, Americans make poor use of them, probably because they are poorly funded and often don't travel where we want to go. Right now, of the five most-used subway systems in the country, only New York City's attracts as many riders as the five largest foreign subway systems. Click here to see GOOD's Transparency on the world's most used subways, and how they compare to those in the United States.A collaboration between GOOD and Robert A. Di Ieso, Jr.A version of this piece appeared on page 42 of GOOD 015: The Transportation Issue.

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