50% or lower
|F||50% or lower||Deteriorating|
In recent years, transit use has increased faster than any other mode of transportation. Use of Commonwealth-supported public transportation increased by more than 33 percent since 1995. Public transportation providers are located in every county in the State. Public transportation helps the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road, saving millions of gallons of gasoline each year and reducing both the pollutants that cause smog and climate change and the need for increasing land development for road use. Act 89 of 2013 provides much needed funding stability for transit systems across the state to operate, improve service, and replace aging equipment with more efficient models. Maintaining the positive direction this new funding provides requires Congress to reauthorize MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act: P.L. 112-141) expeditiously in 2014. To increase capital expansion, local funding sources should be utilized.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.