APTA: 62M summer vacationers to use transit - News - METRO Magazine: "While many people flock to beaches and cabins in the woods, 104 million are planning a trip to the city. That is one-third of Americans who will be hitting the streets of a city near you. Of those who plan to visit a city, 57% or 62 million people nationwide plan to use local public transportation on their vacation this summer, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2012 “Travel like a Local” Summer Travel Survey.
The survey, conducted in mid-May, shows that cost and convenience are two strong factors that will motivate city visitors to use public transportation. Among those travelers who will be using public transportation during their city trips, 71% said using public transportation relieves them from the worry of finding parking for their vehicle, while 68% believe that it is less expensive than taxis and rental cars. Sixty-seven percent will use public transportation to save money on parking and 52% responded they can save money on gas for their vehicle."
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