TABLE 2-6-2 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: Fiscal Year 2008

TABLE 2-6-2 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: Fiscal Year 2008

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Rank Agency Unlinked trips (thousands)
1 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) 3,336,387
2 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 526,336
3 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trip Authority (LACMTA) 476,032
4 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 425,237
5 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 370,719
6 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 340,942
7 New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJTransit) 277,154
8 San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) 221,213
9 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) 150,913
10 King County Department of Transportation (King County Metro) 122,976
11 MTA Bus Company (MTABUS) 121,028
12 Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) 117,664
13 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) 115,228
14 Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) 114,802
15 Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) 104,169
16 Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) 101,176
17 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Metro) 100,277
18 MTA Long Island Railroad (MTA LIRR) 99,599
19 San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) 87,175
20 Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) 85,405
  Total, top 20 agencies 7,294,433
  Total, all agencies 10,256,682
  Top 20 agencies, percent of all agencies 71.1%

NOTES: Details may not add to total due to rounding. According to the National Transit Database (NTD), an unlinked passenger trip represents a passenger who boards a public transportation vehicle. Passengers are counted each time they board vehicles no matter how many vehicles they use to travel from their origin to their destination. A linked trip is a trip from origin to destination on the transit system. Even if a person must make several transfers during a journey, the trip is counted as one linked trip on the system.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Transit Database, Data Tables, Fare per Passenger and Recovery Ratio, table 26 (Washington, D.C.: Annual Issues), available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/data.htm as of January 2010.