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Census: D.C. Area Third In Use Of Mass Transit

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The D.C. Metro area ranks third in the nation in the percentage of commuters who take mass transit.
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The D.C. Metro area ranks third in the nation in the percentage of commuters who take mass transit.

Nearly 400,000 people use mass transit in the Metro D.C. area to get to work every day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's roughly 14 percent of commuters taking the Metro, the bus, or the train.

And only New York and San Francisco have a higher percentage of mass transit commuters.

Now while Baltimore may be better than Washington in terms of pro football, they are not in terms of public transition. Charm City residents rank 20th in the country in their use of mass transit.

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