FIGURE 3 Rates of Change in Transit Ridership and Vehicle-Miles of Travel (VMT)

FIGURE 3 Rates of Change in Transit Ridership and Vehicle-Miles of Travel (VMT)

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  % change from 1990
APTA transit ridership Total U.S. VMT Total U.S. urban VMT
1990 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
1991 -2.55% 1.29% 1.02%
1992 -3.39% 4.79% 6.87%
1993 -6.61% 7.09% 10.52%
1994 -9.66% 9.94% 13.62%
1995 -11.77% 12.99% 16.78%
1996 -9.67% 15.76% 19.34%
1997 -4.83% 19.02% 21.75%
1998 -0.56% 22.56% 25.10%
1999 4.19% 25.46% 27.61%
2000 6.41% 28.23% 30.53%
2001 9.71% 29.71% 31.43%
2002 9.37% 31.94% 33.37%
2003 7.14% 34.30% 36.08%
2004 9.15% 36.35%  

Source: University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, analysis of FHWA and APTA data.