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Pedestrians disembark from 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.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Pedestrians disembark from 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. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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