Charlotte Ranked 2019’s 4th Worst City for Public Transportation

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With Americans taking nearly 10 billion trips on public transportation every year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Cities with the Best & Worst Public Transportation.

To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared 100 cities across 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of commuters who use public transit and average age of the fleet to number of injuries and peak hours spent in congestion.

Charlotte ranked #97 in the nation, just behind Tampa and St Petersburg;

Cities with the Best Public Transportation

Overall Rank (1=Best) City Total Score ‘Accessibility & Convenience’ Rank  ‘Safety & Reliability’ Rank ‘Public Transit Resources’ Rank
1 Seattle, WA 77.97 7 6 3
2 Boston, MA 77.84 2 34 10
3 San Francisco, CA 75.21 1 27 80
4 Washington, DC 71.23 3 48 52
5 Madison, WI 71.06 46 1 4
6 Jersey City, NJ 69.05 4 22 97
7 New York, NY 68.87 5 22 97
8 Reno, NV 68.13 76 8 1
9 Honolulu, HI 67.85 30 13 12
10 Portland, OR 66.82 13 31 29
11 Minneapolis, MN 66.72 8 51 31
12 Denver, CO 65.98 14 25 27
13 Oakland, CA 65.68 10 27 80
14 Los Angeles, CA 64.79 15 15 60
15 San Jose, CA 64.47 21 21 35
16 Boise, ID 64.45 82 3 37
17 Lubbock, TX 64.33 92 14 5
18 Milwaukee, WI 64.18 42 4 18
19 San Diego, CA 64.13 32 11 15
20 Austin, TX 63.66 19 68 2
21 Baltimore, MD 63.50 12 35 79
22 Chicago, IL 63.33 6 71 59
23 Lincoln, NE 63.10 24 20 46
24 Chula Vista, CA 62.46 89 11 15
25 Laredo, TX 61.52 99 5 43
26 Santa Ana, CA 61.48 35 15 60
27 Long Beach, CA 61.25 38 15 60
28 Omaha, NE 60.93 69 1 93
29 Wichita, KS 60.76 66 7 30
30 Newark, NJ 60.17 16 22 97
31 Memphis, TN 60.14 58 10 87
32 St. Paul, MN 59.00 27 51 31
33 Pittsburgh, PA 58.96 39 53 33
34 El Paso, TX 58.51 61 40 45
35 Fremont, CA 58.29 43 27 80
36 Greensboro, NC 58.21 57 43 36
37 Cincinnati, OH 58.17 37 42 40
38 Irvine, CA 57.88 70 15 60
39 Toledo, OH 57.77 77 58 7
40 Albuquerque, NM 57.67 11 88 19
41 San Antonio, TX 57.63 49 55 6
42 Aurora, CO 57.60 81 25 27
43 Corpus Christi, TX 57.43 54 67 8
44 Anaheim, CA 57.16 74 15 60
45 San Bernardino, CA 56.94 60 32 49
46 Cleveland, OH 56.65 18 73 53
47 Atlanta, GA 56.47 22 41 96
48 Riverside, CA 56.37 65 32 49
49 Birmingham, AL 56.15 97 30 44
50 Durham, NC 56.06 36 49 66
51 Las Vegas, NV 56.06 44 37 76
52 Miami, FL 55.86 20 45 94
53 Tucson, AZ 55.85 33 57 41
54 Detroit, MI 55.47 52 47 73
55 Phoenix, AZ 55.39 26 61 67
56 Orlando, FL 55.07 25 78 38
57 Lexington-Fayette, KY 54.96 63 77 11
58 Anchorage, AK 54.88 50 54 42
59 Fort Wayne, IN 54.85 88 50 55
60 Colorado Springs, CO 54.66 79 72 9
61 Jacksonville, FL 54.16 62 36 83
62 Columbus, OH 54.13 45 59 54
63 Buffalo, NY 53.91 40 56 75
64 Stockton, CA 53.82 90 9 84
65 Dallas, TX 53.78 29 79 20
66 Nashville, TN 53.73 31 60 85
67 Scottsdale, AZ 53.32 68 61 67
68 Houston, TX 53.32 34 70 65
69 North Las Vegas, NV 52.72 94 37 76
70 Sacramento, CA 52.09 51 44 90
71 Virginia Beach, VA 51.99 47 74 56
72 Winston-Salem, NC 51.63 85 69 14
73 Raleigh, NC 51.42 41 89 13
74 Norfolk, VA 51.18 48 74 56
75 Irving, TX 51.12 56 79 20
76 Glendale, AZ 50.84 98 61 67
77 Garland, TX 50.38 84 79 20
78 Hialeah, FL 50.28 83 45 94
79 Fresno, CA 50.22 71 87 26
80 Henderson, NV 50.09 95 37 76
81 Louisville, KY 49.83 64 85 47
82 Chandler, AZ 49.55 80 61 67
83 Chesapeake, VA 49.38 93 74 56
84 Fort Worth, TX 49.26 75 79 20
85 Plano, TX 49.13 78 79 20
86 Mesa, AZ 49.00 86 61 67
87 Bakersfield, CA 48.98 59 86 74
88 Kansas City, MO 48.76 23 93 34
89 Philadelphia, PA 48.73 9 97 86
90 Gilbert, AZ 48.52 100 61 67
91 St. Louis, MO 46.51 17 96 51
92 Baton Rouge, LA 46.26 91 91 17
93 Arlington, TX 45.70 96 79 20
94 Oklahoma City, OK 45.64 55 90 89
95 Tulsa, OK 43.02 72 94 48
96 New Orleans, LA 42.43 28 92 100
97 Charlotte, NC 40.67 53 95 88
98 Tampa, FL 24.69 67 98 91
99 St. Petersburg, FL 24.03 73 98 91
100 Indianapolis, IN 21.13 87 100 39

 

Driving in Charlotte (1=Best; 50=Avg.):

  • 44th – Share of Commuters Who Use Public Transit
  • 48th – Peak Hours Spent in Congestion
  • 70th – Annual Public Transport Cost as Share of Median Annual Household Income
  • 98th – Public Transit Injuries per Passenger Miles Traveled
  • 78th – Total Public Transit Vehicles Operated in Annual Maximum Service per Service Area Population
  • 73rd – Average Age of Public Transit Fleet

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-best-public-transportation/65028/

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