List of United States rapid transit systems by ridership

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The following is a list of all heavy rail rapid transit systems in the United States. It does not include statistics for bus or light rail systems (see: List of United States light rail systems by ridership for the latter). All ridership figures represent "unlinked" passenger trips (i.e. line transfers on multi-line systems register as separate trips). The data are provided by the American Public Transportation Association's Ridership Reports.

System Transit agency City/Area served Annual ridership
(2016)[1]
Avg. weekday ridership
(Q4 2016)[1]
System
length
Rider. per mile Opened Stations Lines
1. New York City Subway New York City Transit Authority[note 1] New York City 2,750,527,400 8,918,400 233 miles (375 km)[2] 38,276 1904[3] 472[3] 24[3]
2. Chicago "L" Chicago Transit Authority Chicago 238,645,800 749,700 102.8 miles (165.4 km)[4] 7,292 1892[4] 146[4] 8[4]
3. Washington Metro Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington, D.C. 234,232,100 748,800 117 miles (188 km)[5] 6,400 1976[5] 91[5] 6
4. MBTA Subway
("The T")
[note 2]
(Blue, Orange, and Red Lines)
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston 172,105,800 552,500 38 miles (61 km)[6] 14,539 1901 53[6] 4[6]
5. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)[note 3] Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco Bay Area 135,310,700 446,200 112 miles (180 km)[7] 4,290 1972[8] 46[7] 5[9]
6. SEPTA[note 4]
(Broad Street, Market–Frankford, and Norristown High Speed Lines)
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia 94,209,100 311,800 36.7 miles (59.1 km)[10][11] 8,496 1907[12] 75[13] 3[13]
7. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Manhattan; Hudson County, and Newark 78,553,600 270,900 13.8 miles (22.2 km)[14][15] 19,630 1908[16] 13[14] 4[17]
8. MARTA rail system Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Atlanta 68,678,700 213,800 47.6 miles (76.6 km) 4,492 1979[18] 38[19] 4[19]
9. Metro Rail[note 4]
(Purple and Red Lines)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Los Angeles 45,863,900 143,000 17.4 miles (28.0 km)[20] 8,218 1993[20] 16[20] 2[20]
10. Metrorail Miami-Dade Transit Miami 21,095,500 70,300 24.4 miles (39.3 km)[21] 2,881 1984[22] 23[21] 2[21]
11. Baltimore Metro Subway Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore 11,241,200 36,800 15.5 miles (24.9 km)[23] 2,374 1983[24] 14[23] 1[23]
12. PATCO Speedline Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia, southern New Jersey 10,653,500 36,500 14.2 miles (22.9 km)[25] 2,570 1936[25] 13[25] 1[25]
13. Staten Island Railway Staten Island Railway[note 1] Staten Island (New York City) 8,630,900 32,200 14 miles (23 km)[2] 2,300 1860[26] 22[2] 1[2]
14. Tren Urbano Autoridad de Transporte Integrado San Juan 7,896,800 30,400 10.7 miles (17.2 km)[27] 2,841 2004[27] 16[27] 1[27]
15. RTA Rapid Transit[note 4]
(Red Line)
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland 6,419,400 17,587[note 5] 19 miles (31 km)[28] 926 1955[29] 18[28] 1[28]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Agency is a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  2. ^ System also includes the Green Line and Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed Line light rail lines; ridership data for these light rail lines is not included in statistics shown here.
  3. ^ Figures only include BART's five rapid transit lines, and not the system's AGT line to Oakland Airport.
  4. ^ a b c System also includes light rail lines. Ridership data for such lines is not included in statistics given.
  5. ^ This figure is the Average Daily Ridership figure, not an "Average Weekday Ridership" figure – it is averaged from the Q4 2016 Total Ridership figure for this system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Transit Ridership Report Fourth Quarter 2016" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. March 3, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-02 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Years Ended December 31, 2012 and 2011" (pdf). Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). June 21, 2013. p. 148. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "The MTA Network - New York City Transit at a Glance". Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Facts at a Glance". Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "About Metro". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Ridership and Service Statistics, Fourteenth Edition 2014" (PDF). Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. July 2014. pp. 3–4, 6. Archived from the original (pdf) on September 12, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "System Facts". Bay Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Rider recalls first day of BART passenger service on Sept. 11, 1972". Bay Area Rapid Transit. September 11, 2009. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "BART - Schedules By Line". Bay Area Rapid Transit. 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ "SEPTA Route Statistics 2014" (PDF). Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Service Planning Department. Spring 2014. pp. 9, 13, 221. Archived from the original (pdf) on May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Media Guide" (pdf). SEPTA. 2013. pp. 7, 11. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ "SEPTA 'Elebrates' End Of Project". SEPTA. September 11, 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "SEPTA Operating Facts Fiscal Year 2013" (pdf). SEPTA. June 30, 2013. pp. 4–6. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and Criteria Air Pollutant (CAP) Emission Inventory (EI) for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey: 2008 Summary and 2006-2008 Trends" (pdf). PATH. June 2010. p. 4. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Facts & Info - PATH - The Port Authority of NY & NJ". PATH. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  16. ^ "History". PATH. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Maps & Schedule". PATH. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "About MARTA: MARTA's Past & Future". Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Bombardier Partners with Atlanta to Improve Track Worker Protection with TrackSafe Technology" (Press release). Bombardier. April 17, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b c d "Chapter 1.0 - Purpose and Need", Westside Transit Corridor Extension Study: Final Alternatives Analysis Study (pdf), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, January 2009, pp. 1–18, retrieved September 28, 2012 
  21. ^ a b c "Metrorail". Miami-Dade County. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Miami-Dade Transit History". Miami-Dade County. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c "Metro Subway". Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  24. ^ "2010-2011 MTA Media Guide" (pdf). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b c d "A History of Commitment". Port Authority Transit Corporation. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  26. ^ Chan, Sewell; Schweber, Nate (December 26, 2008). "Staten Island Rail Car Derails in Tottenville". The New York Times. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  27. ^ a b c d "Project Profiles: Tren Urbano". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  28. ^ a b c "2013 Annual Report - RTA Facts". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-05. 
  29. ^ "RTA History". Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved September 28, 2012.