Figure 1 - Transit Ridership by Mode: 1990-2000

Figure 1 - Transit Ridership by Mode: 1990-2000

(Millions of unlinked trips)

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Year Total Bus Heavy Rail Commuter Rail Light Rail
1990 8,799 5,677 2,346 328 175
1991 8,575 5,624 2,172 318 184
1992 8,501 5,517 2,207 314 188
1993 8,217 5,381 2,046 322 188
1994 7,949 4,871 2,169 339 284
1995 7,763 4,848 2,033 344 251
1996 7,948 4,887 2,157 352 261
1997 8,374 5,013 2,430 357 262
1998 8,750 5,399 2,393 381 276
1999 9,168 5,648 2,521 396 292
2000 9,403 5,679 2,688 412 293

NOTE: Total includes other modes not shown, such as ferry boats, inclined planes, and trolley buses.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book 2001 (Washington, DC: 2001).