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Numbers Analysis

This article, which discusses a new bus line that has shown growth and profit even in the current economic times, uses numbers in a variety of ways.
The numbers are used to show how much the company has helped the local area though job numbers, how the company has gone against the trend by showing percent growth and profit numbers, and also to show what the company does and provides by showing how many buses they have and how many people they serve. The numbers are not overwhelming, and the reporter spaces them appropriately as well as uses the correct form. While it doesn't appear the numbers were crunched by the reporter specifically, the sources of the numbers included the bus company itself, as well as associations involved in mass transit. The numbers are not listed completely, but picked and chosen to add to the story and develop the angle.