Table 4-8 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: Fiscal Year 2009

Table 4-8 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: Fiscal Year 2009

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Rank Agency Unlinked trips (thousands)
1 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) 3,206,871
2 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 521,242
3 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) 481,436
4 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 435,859
5 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 367,248
6 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 348,315
7 New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) 281,448
8 San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) 227,130
9 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) 156,542
10 Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) 123,697
11 MTA Bus Company (MTABUS) 119,976
12 King County Department of Transportation (King County Metro) 115,834
13 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) 114,655
14 Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) 108,552
15 Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) 103,505
16 Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) 98,205
17 MTA Long Island Railroad (MTA LIRR) 97,351
18 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Metro) 88,511
19 San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) 88,336
20 Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) 81,553
  Total, top 20 agencies 7,166,264
  Total, all agencies 10,134,262
  Top 20 agencies, percent of all agencies 70.7

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. MTA Bus Company operates in New York, New York.

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