Overall transit ridership in major U.S. regions since 2002
Change in overall transit ridership in major U.S. regions since 2002
Bus ridership per vehicle mile of service provided since 2004 in major urbanized areas
Note: Dallas streetcar ridership data provided by the FTA for January 2016 is very inconsistent with previous data, and therefore not used; the average of December 2015 and February 2016 data was used instead. Data for Portland was not available until January 2011 (despite system opening in 2001), and graph reflects that. Memphis streetcar ceased operating in June 2014; graph reflects that.View Streetcar ridership source data.
Transit ridership, per-capita ridership, and ridership by mode in urbanized areas with 100-most used transit networks
Note: Bus ridership includes commuter buses, motor buses, bus rapid transit, and trolley buses. Data for Blacksburg, VA and Asheville, NC were out of normal range for July 2015; as a result, an average was taken for June and August 2015. View Transit ridership in urbanized areas source data.
Figures are aggregated to include all transit service and population by urbanized area, which is a Census-defined region surrounding cities across the U.S.
Bus ridership and vehicle revenue miles include both motor buses and trolley buses.
- Transit ridership and service indicators: Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database.
- Population: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Urbanized area population, 1-year population estimates from the American Community Survey.