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2015 Rural Transit Fact Book

July 01, 2015
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The 2015 Rural Transit Fact Book (PDF) is now available from the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute Small Urban and Rural Transit Center.  Using data from the Rural National Transit Database, the fact book “provides information on transit service availability and cost to help the transit industry in the United States provide efficient and effective service to meet rural community mobility needs.”

The data in the fact book focuses on rural transit providers receiving Federal Transit Administration 5311 Non-Urbanized Area Formula Program funding, available to areas with a population under 50,000.

Data reported on in the fact book include the availability of rural transit service, with 79 percent of counties having some level of rural transit service reported in 2013.  In addition, operating statistics, financial statistics, and fleet statistics are reported for the nation.  Performance measures such as trips per mile, trips per hour, operating costs per trip and farebox recovery ratio, and other measures are also reported on.

Additional data from the American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, and National Household Travel Survey round out the information included in the latest update on rural transit.

View the 2015 Rural Transit Fact Book here (PDF).

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