Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming, according to new ridership numbers.
Public transit passengers took nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013 — the highest total since 1956.
What follows is a look at which transit agencies saw the biggest gains.
Urban area; Agency; Increase in unlinked passenger trips 2012 to 2013; per cent increase
New York City; New York City Transit Authority; 120,635,700; 3.6 per cent
Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; 9,194,200; 2 per cent
New York City; New Jersey Transit; 4,049,700; 1.5 per cent
Seattle; King County Department of Transportation; 3,204,400; 2.7 per cent
Miami; Miami-Dade Transit Agency; 2,493,800; 2.3 per cent
Seattle; Sound Transit; 2,341,600; 8.4 per cent
Denver; Regional Transportation District; 2,257,500; 2.6 per cent
Houston; Metro Transit Authority; 2,257,000; 2.7 per cent
San Diego; Metropolitan Transit System; 2,230,000; 2.6 per cent
Source: American Public Transportation Association