Monday, December 15, 2008

Crunching numbers

Apparently, MARTA is the hole, and Creative Loafing puts out some numbers on MARTA's situation, and lots of them are fascinating.

For instance, this past year is only the second time ridership has increased at MARTA (largely due to the struggling economy, rapid urbanization of Atlanta and high fuel prices), and it soared by 11.5 percent. In addition, Atlanta is the only major metro area whose public transit agency gets no help from the state.

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OpenID WIfBc_EI3M7LpIFiYKRmnf_5eqDGWneW said...

For instance, this past year is only the second time ridership has increased at MARTA

You've misread/misinterpreted the Loaf's factoids in that blog. The idea that rail ridership has only increased two years since it started is ridiculous on its face. What he meant was "Number of years since rail service began in 1979 that MARTA has seen a higher [than 11.5%] ridership increase: 2"

11:26 PM  

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