Transit service effectiveness

Operating effectiveness: Heavy rail systems

View Heavy rail systems source data.

Operating effectiveness: Light rail and streetcar systems

Note: Graph only includes data for light rail systems, not streetcar lines.View Light rail and streetcar systems source data.

Operating effectiveness: Bus systems (top 20 in the U.S. by ridership)

Note: Bus data include commuter buses, motor buses, bus rapid transit, and trolley buses.View Operating effectiveness: Bus systems source data.

Operating effectiveness: Commuter rail systems

Note: Commuter rail data include both traditional commuter rail services and DMU services, such as the New Jersey River Line or Dallas/Denton A-Train.View Operating effectiveness: Commuter rail systems source data.


Figures are aggregated by transit agency, not by urbanized area.

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