Monday, March 17, 2014

Hazleton Public Transit sees increase in ridership

Citizens' Voice: "More people are turning to public transportation for work, shopping and pleasure in the Hazleton area, said Ralph Sharp, director of Hazleton Public Transit.

"We are seeing an increase in ridership," he said. "We have noticed our station is filled at certain times.""

Commuters using public transportation more often

Main Line Media News: "As for SEPTA numbers here in the Philadelphia area the overall numbers show that 2013 was basically equal to 2012. Its heavy rail ridership was up just slightly for 2013 as compared to 2012, by just more than a quarter of a percent. SEPTA’s Light Rail numbers took a significant jump, going up by 3.49 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012. SEPTA’s commuter rail numbers were also up over the previous year at 3.19 percent overall, helped by a 5.17 percent increase in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The one area that did take a bit of hit for SEPTA in 2013 as compared to 2012 was in bus ridership where there was 1.54 percent decrease."

Pocono area's public transportation popularity continues to grow "Ridership for public transportation in the Poconos is on the rise, even with the dip in the economy and slow climb toward recovery."