TABLE 1-2-1 - Public Transit Ridership: January 2008-March 2010

TABLE 1-2-1 - Public Transit Ridership: January 2008-March 2010

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  Ridership (millions)
January 2008 852
February 2008 836
March 2008 890
April 2008 908
May 2008 913
June 2008 884
July 2008 911
August 2008 891
September 2008 929
October 2008 972
November 2008 839
December 2008 836
January 2009 827
February 2009 806
March 2009 898
April 2009 879
May 2009 862
June 2009 853
July 2009 850
August 2009 833
September 2009 881
October 2009 913
November 2009 824
December 2009 809
January 2010 794
February 2010 759
March 2010 909

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 Issues), available at http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx as of June 2010.