Urban Public Transport in The 21st Century
- In 2015, 243 billion public transport journeys were made in 39 countries around the world. This figure represents an 18% increase compared to 2000. This study details the different public transport trends occurring in selected countries, and finds that though the paths of evolution differ, the common factor between all of the countries is in¬creasing ridership for public transport. 24 of the 39 countries involved in the study experienced an increase or at least main¬tained a stable rate of public transport use (jour¬neys per capita) over the past 15 years. This shows the growing role that public transport plays on the world stage.
Index Terms - Public transport, journeys, evolution of demand