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By Kaid @ NRDC on Apr 12, 2010 with no responses

Poll finds overwhelming US support for improved public transit

Here are just a few tidbits from a new national poll conducted by Transportation for America, Public Opinion Strategies, and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates:

  • An overwhelming majority (82%) of Americans believe the country would benefit from improved public transportation.
  • Most Americans (57% “strongly”) would like to spend less time in their cars.
  • An overwhelming majority of Americans find current public transportation either not available at all (47%) or not convenient (35%) in their communities.
  • A strong majority (59%) see public transportation as the best strategy for reducing traffic congestion.

There is much more.  Here is an excellent slideshow summary of the poll results:

Read more detail about the poll here, and federal transportation secretary Ray LaHood’s statement about the results here.