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Charleston among top users of public transportation in S.C.

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Transportation systems across the U.S. must submit monthly rider data to the Federal Transit Administration. The data specialists at Five Thirty Eight plugged that info into population figures to determine which systems get the most rides, on bus, train, light rail or other public modes of movement.

We pulled out the South Carolina metro areas for the latest print edition of the Charleston Regional Business Journal, which subscribers will find waiting in their mailboxes on Monday.

Charleston residents take more rides using public transportation than nearly everyone else in the Palmetto State. The Charlotte-Rock Hill region breaks the curve at 20.9 rides per resident.

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