For today’s generation of Millennials, those between the ages of 18 and 34, public transportation is a way to exercise good stewardship in regards to caring for the earth, the economy and local community. As the largest generation in the nation, 70 percent of Millennials choose a mode of transportation based on their needs, making them more multimodal than Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers, according to the American Public Transit Association’s study, “Millennials and Mobility.” Similarly, this young generation is at least two times more likely to use public transportation once a week, especially when it offers attractive amenities, such as mobile WiFi.
Millennials represent the future of American ridership, as they will pass on their stewardship values to the future. In fact, up to 80 percent of riders under the age of 40 prefer a 50-minute commute if public transit mobile WiFi is available to a 25-minute car drive. As more individuals move to urban areas to be close to work and recreational attractions, the number of quality public transportation options increase. The following infographic shows the differences in ridership across the generations and how public transit mobile WiFi is one of the most sought-after feature among Millennials.
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