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Public Transportation Accelerating

Americans took 10.3 billion transit trips in 2007, the highest level in 50 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association. Here's a look at some notable increases:

[In the first quarter of 2008, ridership grew 3.4 percent over the same period the previous year, and in the second quarter, ridership increased 5.2 percent over the previous year.]

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