TABLE 3-5-3 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: FY 2006

TABLE 3-5-3 - Top 20 Transit Agencies by Unlinked Passenger Trips: FY 2006

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Rank Agency Number of unlinked trips (thousands)
1 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) 2,803,464
2 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) 494,729
3 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trip Authority (LACMTA) 482,816
4 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 408,988
5 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 380,261
6 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 323,051
7 New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJTransit) 255,294
8 San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) 210,848
9 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) 138,403
10 Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) 107,094
11 Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) 107,024
12 King County Department of Transportation (King County Metro) 106,274
13 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) 103,654
14 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Metro) 102,478
15 Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) 101,575
16 MTA Long Island Railroad (MTA LIRR) 99,520
17 MTA Bus Company (MTABUS) 99,169
18 Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) 86,571
19 Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) 78,283
20 Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company (MTA-MNCR) 77,071
  Total, top 20 agencies 6,566,568
  Total, all agencies 10,017,000
  Top 20 agencies, percent of all agencies 65.55%

NOTES: Data may not add to total because of independent rounding.

According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), an unlinked transit trip is a trip on one transit vehicle. A person riding one vehicle from origin to destination takes one unlinked trip; a person who transfers to a second vehicle takes two unlinked trips; a person who transfers to a third vehicle takes three unlinked trips. A linked trip includes all segments on all vehicles used to travel from origin to destination.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, 2008 Public Transportation Factbook (Washington, D.C.: June 2008), tables 3 and 5, available at as of July 2008.