Trends & Opportunities Report for 2013
The Trends & Opportunities Report for 2013 is the first of Real Transit’s annual reports looking at the most important metropolitan transit trends and potential opportunities for transit expansion. This year’s report focuses on the disparity between growing commuter populations in northern New Jersey and the lack of adequate commuter rail options for those populations. In addition, this year’s report highlights the growth of local and regional rail in light of the decline of metropolitan vehicle traffic and local and regional bus use. Finally, this year’s report recommends a number of opportunities for targeted expansion of the broader metropolitan transit system in order to address the challenges facing the region today.