U.S. transit ridership

Transit ridership in the U.S.

View Transit ridership in the U.S. source data.

Transit modes as share of total ridership

View Transit modes as share of total ridership source data.

Change in transit ridership from 1990 by mode

View Change in ridership from 1990 by mode source data.


The numbers are not contiguous for bus, demand response, and other from 2006 to 2007. A methodology change shifted trips from bus to demand response and other.

Data sources

  • Transit ridership: American Public Transportation Association, Quarterly Ridership Report. Compiled by Matthew Dickens, Policy Analyst. Updated with 2015 data
  • Population: U.S. Bureau of the Census, National Population Estimates. Population is all ages, including armed forces overseas.

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