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The California Household Travel Survey released in early March 2014 indicates that the number of Californians choosing to walk, bicycle and use public transportation has more than doubled since the year 2000. Comes on the heels of a report released by the American Public Transportation Association which indicates that public transit ridership throughout the country has risen 37.2 percent since 1995. This raises important questions for state departments of transportation as they plan for the future of their respective transportation systems. It may be that states must step up the funding for public transit and pedestrian and bike ways as more people turn away from cars as the primary method of transportation.