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Many regions across the country have urbanized quickly in the past few decades, but transit has not necessarily grown with the population increases. When people think of transit, they may think of bigger cities like New York City, Boston, or Washington, D.C. Medium-size cities like Seattle have seen transit rates increase, due to investments in the system, relaxed zoning laws leading to a denser city, and private rideshare. This has led to a region where 70 percent of commuters living in downtown Seattle commute by transit and ridership on the countywide bus system has increased quicker than population.
Discussion about transit in medium -size cities is available by reading the Governing article.