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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature For October 27





WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27:  NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY

Profile America Sunday, October 27th. One of the great engineering achievements of New York City began operation on this date 109 years ago — as the city's famous subway system was inaugurated amid speeches, bands, a ribbon-cutting, and throngs of riders. The original line was just over nine miles long and connected City Hall to West 145th Street. Today, the system has 230 miles of routes, with 468 stations. Each weekday, nearly 5.5 million people ride the subway. Among large cities of the world, the New York system is the only one to run 24 hours a day all year long. Across the U.S., 5 percent of workers use public transportation — including subways — to get to their jobs. More than three-quarters of us drive to work alone. About 10 percent ride in car pools. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:Kane 6411 http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Subway_FAQ:_Facts_and_Figures http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ffsubway.htm http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-city-subway-opens http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/transportation.html  t. 1100

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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