The United States of Transit Cutbacks

Source: Transportation for America, 2009

With ridership at record highs, transit agencies across the country are facing unprecedented fiscal crises in this economic downturn, with many considering layoffs, service cuts and fare hikes that are hitting at the worst possible time, a compilation of nationwide data shows. This map below, compiled from nationwide media coverage of proposed cuts, highlights 94 communities across the U.S. that face job cuts, service reductions and fare hikes. Together, these systems are responsible for more than 22 million trips each day by everyday Americans.

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