Survey Shows Region’s Economy Depends on Transit

ARC recently conducted a survey of 50,000 transit riders from around the region (10 percent of total ridership), and learned that the current system of bus and rail is helping to keep support metro Atlanta’s economy, while preparing the workforce of the future. The survey showed that:

  • 45 percent of trips are between home and work
  • 73 percent of these could drive to work, but choose to ride transit
  • More than 40,000 school-related trips are made each day
  • 64 percent of those riding to work have limited or no access to a car
  • 31 percent of riders are students
  • 10 percent of riders have incomes higher than $75,000

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