Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Transit riders in the United States took 9.9 billion unlinked passenger trips in 2010. Approximately 51% of these trips occurred on motor bus, 36% on heavy rail, and roughly four-and-a-half percent each on commuter rail and light rail.
|Motor Bus Ridership (million unlinked passenger trips)||452.7||461.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-3.0||1.8|
|Heavy Rail and Light Rail Ridership (million unlinked passenger trips)||353.7||374.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.7||5.8|
|All Other Modes Ridership (million unlinked passenger trips)||64.9||66.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-2.5||2.8|
NOTES: All other modes includes commuter rail, monorail, cable car, automated guideway, inclined plane, demand response, demand response taxi, trolley bus, van pool, and ferry boat.
Data for the most recent two months are estimated for agencies that have yet to report.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ as of December 2011.