List of United States local bus agencies by ridership

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The following is a list of the largest 30 local bus agencies in the United States, ranked by ridership. All figures are average weekday unlinked passenger trips and come from the American Public Transportation Association's Transit Ridership Report for the fourth quarter of 2014,[1] unless otherwise noted.

Rank Agency Largest city served Daily
ridership
Notes
1 MTA New York City 2,574,900
2 LACMTA Los Angeles 1,079,100
3 CTA Chicago 878,000
4 SEPTA Philadelphia 556,500 [a]
5 WMATA Washington, D.C. 436,600
6 MBTA Boston 377,600 [b]
7 King County Metro Seattle 325,300 [c]
8 Muni San Francisco 300,900 [d]
9 MTA Maryland Baltimore 283,300
10 Miami-Dade Transit Miami 240,700
11 RTD Denver 239,200
12 METRO Houston 235,700
13 Metro Transit Minneapolis 219,100
14 MARTA Atlanta 204,900
15 TriMet Portland 200,400
16 Port Authority Pittsburgh 176,900
17 MTS San Diego 176,300
18 RTC Transit Las Vegas 167,800 Q4 2009[2]
19 OCTA Orange County 146,600
20 Valley Metro Phoenix 136,900
21 VIA San Antonio 135,500
22 BCT Fort Lauderdale 135,400
23 DART Dallas 126,300
24 Capital Metro Austin 118,100
25 MCTS Milwaukee 116,100
26 LADOT Los Angeles 106,900 Q4 2009[2]
27 Pace Arlington Heights 106,500
28 VTA San Jose 105,700
29 Metro St. Louis 95,100
30 DDOT Detroit 82,700

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes electric trolley bus ridership
  2. ^ Includes electric trolley bus ridership
  3. ^ Includes electric trolley bus ridership
  4. ^ Includes electric trolley bus ridership
  • Average weekday ridership values for New Jersey Transit and RTA (Cleveland) were not included in this report. Based on other provided information, both agencies would likely rank on this list.
  • AC Transit (Oakland) was not included in this report. It carried 236,000 average weekday riders[3] during Fiscal Year 2008-2009, which would likely place it tenth in this ranking.

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