Urban Public Transport in the 21st Century

October 2017

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 increasing ridership for public transport. Twenty-four of the 39 countries involved in the study experienced an increase or at least maintained a stable rate of public transport use (journeys per capita) over the past 15 years. This shows the growing role that public transport plays on the world stage.

Contact: Pedram Zand, Statistics Junior Manager: pedram.zand@uitp.org.

For the extended report and dataset, please contact publications@uitp.org.

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