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Regional Transportation District continuing to receive high rankings in the most recent TTI Urban Mobility Report and U.S. News and World Report Analysis

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Regional Transportation District continuing to receive high rankings in the most recent TTI Urban Mobility Report and U.S. News and World Report Analysis

Denver – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has continued to receive high rankings in recent reports on public transportation investment, ridership, and safety. Denver was recently ranked among the top forty cities in the 2012 Urban Mobility report released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute based on hours of delay saved because of the use of public transit. The report also concluded that public transit saved 865 million hours of delay on our nation’s roads.

 

The 2012 Urban Mobility Report released earlier this month makes clear that without public transportation services, travelers would have suffered an additional 865 million hours of delay and consumed 450 million more gallons of fuel.  Had there not been public transportation service available in the 498 U.S. urban areas studied, congestion costs for 2011 would have risen by nearly $21 billion from $121 billion to $142 billion. To see the 2012 Urban Mobility Report, go to http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/

Also, according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the top ten U.S. cities for public transportation, Denver took the number one spot. The ranking takes into account per capita spending on public transportation, number of safety incidents per million trips, and the number of trips taken per capita.

For route and schedule information, call RTD’s Telephone Information Center 303.299.6000, or 303.299.6089 for the speech and hearing impaired.  RTD’s website is RTD-Denver.com.

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