FIGURE 1 Transit Ridership Trends

FIGURE 1 Transit Ridership Trends

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  Annual ridership, unlinked trips, all transit modes (millions)
Transit ridership, APTA annual total Transit ridership, NTD annual total
1987   7,866
1988   7,812
1989   8,099
1990 8,799 7,966
1991 8,575 7,738
1992 8,501 7,696
1993 8,217 7,433
1994 7,949 7,702
1995 7,763 7,504
1996 7,948 7,565
1997 8,374 7,982
1998 8,750 8,115
1999 9,168 8,523
2000 9,363 8,720
2001 9,653 9,008
2002 9,623 9,017
2003 9,427 8,876
2004 9,604  

Sources: See the following websites: http://www.apta.com/research/stats/ridershp/#A3; http://www.ntdprogram.com/NTD/NTST/2003/PDFFiles/2003%20National%20Transit%20Summaries%20and%20Trends%20(NTST).pdf.