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Different Rides for Different Strides Quiz Answers Revealed!

Get stumped on any of these questions? Check out the answers below to find out more information!

Thanks for taking time to test your public transportation knowledge!

Question 1

Houston’s METRO public transit system wanted to provide more efficient and frequent service while controlling costs. How did they do it?

Answer: B. Converting hub-and-spoke bus routes to a grid system. Houston transformed its bus service without incurring additional costs by adopting a new grid layout for bus routes. Under the new layout, more than twice as many people—1.1 million—live within a half-mile of bus service.

Question 2

This city wanted to provide public transportation crossing a busy highway and ascending a steep hill, so they built a public transit aerial tram. What is the city?

Answer: D. Portland. The Portland Aerial Tram, which opened in 2007, traverses one kilometer and rises 500 feet. It is one of only two commuter aerial tramways in the nation; the other is New York City’s Roosevelt Island Tramway.

Question 3

Here’s a great public transit idea dating back to World War II. This medium-sized county uses specially-trained commuters to drive public transit buses, transporting themselves and other riders to work. Where can you find this worker/driver bus system?

Answer: A. Kitsap County, Wash. Located west of Seattle, Kitsap County has a population of about 250,000. The county’s largest employer is the U.S. Navy, with thousands of military and civilian personnel. Kitsap Transit worker/driver buses, operating on 30 routes, are driven by base or shipyard employees. The buses serve the general public, with most riders headed to a Navy facility.

Question 4

People increasingly get around by using multiple modes of transportation. In a single trip, someone might bike, ride light rail, then walk. Approximately how many U.S. cities now have public bikeshare programs, which supplement traditional public transportation like buses and rail?

Answer: C. 119. Bikeshare systems are found in cities of all sizes—from New York and Chicago to Topeka Kan., Des Moines, Iowa, and Fargo, N.D. Since 2015, more than 60 cities have added bikeshare.

Question 5

With roads and bridges increasingly congested, many people are turning to ferries for transportation. Ferry operations often are supported by federal funding, allowing people to cross bays, rivers, and lakes. Which city recently added a ferry service that can cut commute times by nearly an hour?

Answer: D. New York City. A new ferry in New York City, running from Wall Street (downtown Manhattan) to Rockaway Beach (Queens), can cut commute times by nearly an hour. This ferry service costs the same as a bus or subway ride.