Ridership Data

Goal

Increase the average number of transit boardings traveled per market (top 150 transit agencies) by 1% over the previous year, adjusted for changes in employment levels, by the end of FY 2005.

Data

The chart reflects Ridership data normalized for employment using data from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Note: Monthly data (July-June) reflects information for 123 of the top 150 transit agencies.


National Cumulative Change in Ridership: 2004/2005 vs. 2003/2004 (July - June)

Bar chart shows percentage change in ridership in July 2004 to June 2005 compared to July 2003 to June 2004. Most months beat the National Performance Goal of 1% increase, with August 2004 at 1.8% being the highest and other positive months ranging from 1.1% to 1.6%. The lowest two months were July 2004 at negative 0.5% and October 2004 at 0.2%. Overall, July 2004 through June 2005 had an average 1.4% gain in ridership.