The U.S. Set a Mass Transit Ridership Record in 2014 Despite Declines in Bus Ridership – CityLab.
APTA figures show 101.1 million new transit trips across the country from 2013 to 2014. We tally 98.2 million new trips from metropolitan New York alone—or 97 percent of the total.
Yep. I’ve hit upon this same theme here, here, and here. When it comes to public transit in the US, using NYC as an example is meaningless. It’s just too much of an outlier.