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Mass Transit Ridership: Data Shows Prevalence of Rail, Bus Usage

Data shows public transportation usage and trip data for rail and bus systems.

by Mike Maciag / August 9, 2016

Each year, Americans make more than 10 billion trips using rail, bus, trolley, streetcar and other public transportation systems.

Public transportation agencies report statistics to the federal Department of Transportation. The following tables list numbers of unlinked passenger trips, passenger miles traveled and total operating expenses for fiscal year 2015. Some agencies not shown had not reported 2015 data as of June 2016.

Transportation agency service "types" indentifed below refer to whether service is provided directly by the agency or by a third party via a purchased agreement. See a list of definitions used.

Rail Transit Ridership Statistics: FY 2015

Data current as of August 8, 2016
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation National Transit Database; Monthly Module Adjusted Data Release

Bus Ridership Statistics: FY 2015

Data current as of August 8, 2016
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation National Transit Database; Monthly Module Adjusted Data Release

This story was originally published by Governing.