TABLE 3-5-4 - Public Transit Ridership: January 2007-June 2008

TABLE 3-5-4 - Public Transit Ridership: January 2007-June 2008

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  Ridership (in millions)
January 2007 838
February 2007 797
March 2007 935
April 2007 884
May 2007 933
June 2007 877
July 2007 815
August 2007 864
September 2007 851
October 2007 950
November 2007 871
December 2007 803
January 2008 862
February 2008 867
March 2008 928
April 2008 960
May 2008 952
June 2008 921

NOTES: Public transportation includes transit bus, transit rail, commuter rail, trolleys, and several demand-responsive services. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an unlinked transit passenger trip is a trip on one transit vehicle regardless of the type of fare paid or transfer presented. A person riding only one vehicle from origin to destination takes one unlinked passenger trip; a person who transfers to a second vehicle takes two unlinked passenger trips; a person who transfers to a third vehicle takes three unlinked passenger trips. APTA estimates that the number of people riding transit on an average weekday is 45 percent of the number of unlinked transit passenger trips.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, Quarterly Transit Ridership Report (Washington, DC: quarterly releases), available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/ridership/ as of October 2008.