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Pedestrians board a train at Union Station Friday March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began to boom. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise, the highest number since 1956.

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Pedestrians board a train at Union Station Friday March 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began to boom. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise, the highest number since 1956.