TABLE 3 Comparison of Survey Estimates for Subway Ridership with Actual System Statistics

TABLE 3 Comparison of Survey Estimates for Subway Ridership with Actual System Statistics

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  1995 2001 Percentage change
System statistics      
MTA subway riders (000) 1,107.9 1,412.5  
Estimated PATH riders from PATH survey (000) (c,d) 57.1 60.0  
Survey estimates      
Main mode subway (000)   1,283.5  
Access/egress 1: subway-main mode subway (000)   83.9  
Access/egress 2-5: subway-main mode subway (000) (a)   6.6  
Access/egress: main mode not subway (000)   35.3  
Total survey: subway   1,409.4  
No subway segments: main mode subway (000) 352.2    
Subway segments: main mode subway (000) 646.3    
Consecutive subway segments: main mode subway (000) (b) 136.2    
Total survey: subway 1,134.7   24.2%

Assumptions:

(a) Consecutive access/egress by subway suggest PATH in 2001.

(b) Consecutive segments include subway transfer and PATH.

(c) In 2001, PATH + subway could be 60,000-80,000 trips per weekday, annualized to approximately 60,000 per day.

(d) Census 1990-2000 county work flow indicates 9.8% growth in New Jersey workers in New York; assume 1995-2000 = 5% then 1995 PATH riders = 57,100.

Sources: New York State Department of Transportation, NPTS/NHTS tabulations.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership statistics.

Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), Monthly passenger traffic by station, various years, obtained by special request of New York State Department of Transportation, Passenger Transportation Division.