Eduardo Schoen rode MARTA until last month when he joined a trend that has plagued the transit agency for years. He jumped back in his SUV, making him one of thousands of former MARTA riders to give up on public transportation in recent years.
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TRANSIT RIDERSHIP PERCENTAGE CHANGES NATIONWIDE 2012
OVERALL: Up 1.49 percent
MARTA: — 4.74
DENVER — 3.87
MIAMI — 2.28
PORTLAND ORE: 0.64
SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association