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Public Transit 

 
Pennsylvania invests over $1.5 Billion annually in public transportation – ranking fourth in the nation in direct support for public transportation. PennDOT oversees operating and capital investments for 36 fixed route (scheduled local bus, light rail and commuter rail) systems, 52 community transportation systems, passenger rail service between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and 15 intercity bus routes provided by five intercity bus companies. Pennsylvania fixed route transit systems provided over 428 million trips in FY 13-14.  During that same year, Amtrak passenger rail service provided over 1.3 million trips on the Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and Philadelphia and over 225,000 trips on the Pennsylvanian which provides rail service between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  In addition, Lottery funds allowed senior citizens to take over 3.9 million trips on community transportation curb to curb service at reduced fares. Persons with disabilities also used community transportation curb to curb service at reduced fares and took over 350,000 trips.
 
The breadth of public transportation, the availability of multiple public transportation options and programs which make service accessible and affordable help to make Pennsylvania a good choice for residents and businesses and contribute to economic development.