APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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Other heavy rail systems with increases in ridership for 2013 were in the following cities: Los Angeles, CA (4.8%); New York, NY (4.2%); and Cleveland, OH (2.9%). Growth in public transit ridership since 1995 has outpaced population and VMT growth. Data: APTA. Click to enlarge.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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The ten light rail systems with the highest rates of growth were located in the following cities: Memphis, TN (45.7%); Salt Lake City, UT (34.1%); Seattle, WA – King County DOT (19.4%); Boston, MA (12.6%); Cleveland, OH (10.7%); Houston, TX (10.3%); Seattle, WA – Sound Transit (10.3%); Los Angeles, CA (9.9%); Sacramento, CA (8.5%); and St. Lauderdale, FL (8.7%); Newark, NJ (8.0%); San Antonio, TX (8.0%); Washington, DC (7.9%). and Cleveland, OH (7.8%).

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Boston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Tampa, Washington, D.C. Motorists in the US are being given the opportunity to attend a special showing of the American Idol finale at cinemas* across the country on May 19.

EPA announces 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards; green chemistry market opportunity projected to be $98.5B by 2020, about 2% of total market

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting its 16 th annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award ceremony tonight in Washington, DC. Designing greener chemicals: The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland, Ohio. The awards recognize pioneering chemical technologies developed by leading researchers and industrial innovators who are making significant contributions to pollution prevention in the United States.

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