List of United States Heavy Rail Transit Systems by Ridership

Chicago’s ‘L’ heavy rail system

daily ridership - transit system name (route length) – largest city served

8,093,900 - New York City Subway (232 miles) – New York City, NY

954,200 - Washington Metro, (106.3 miles) – Washington, DC

983,500 - Chicago ‘L’ (102.8 miles) – Chicago, IL

540,100 - MBTA Subway (38 miles) – Boston, MA

410,800 - BART (104 miles) – San Francisco, CA

296,000 - SEPTA (36.7 miles) – Philadelphia, PA

262,900 - PATH (13.8 miles) – New York City, NY

227,300 - MARTA (47.6 miles) – Atlanta, GA

153,700 - Metro Rail (17.4 miles) – Los Angeles, CA

64,200 - Metrorail (24.4 miles) – Miami, FL

47,700 - Baltimore Metro Subway (15.5 miles) – Baltimore, MD

40,700 - Tren Urbano (10.7 miles) – San Juan, PR

36,500 - PATCO Speedline (14.2 miles) – Philadelphia, PA

–,— - RTA Rapid Transit (19 miles) – Cleveland, OH

15,000 - Staten Island Railway (14 miles) – New York City, NY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_rapid_transit_systems_by_ridership

List of United States Downtown People Movers by Ridership

JTA Skyway

daily ridership - transit system name (route length) – largest city served

28,700 - Miami Metromover (4.4 miles) – Miami, FL

7,083 (2011) - Detroit People Mover (2.9 miles) – Detroit, MI

5,100 - JTA Skyway (2.5 miles) – Jacksonville, FL

http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Documents/Ridership/2012-q3-ridership-APTA.pdf

List of United States Commuter Rail Transit Systems by Ridership

South Florida’s Tri-Rail commuter rail

daily ridership - transit system name (route length) – largest city served

324,300 - MTA Long Island Railroad (700 miles) – New York City, NY

303,800 - Metra (495 miles) – Chicago, IL

298,200 - MTA Metro-North Railroad (384 miles) – New York City, NY

276,459 - New Jersey Transit Rail (951 miles) – New York City, NY/Philadelphia, PA

133,200 - MBTA Commuter Rail (368 miles) – Boston, MA

123,900 - SEPTA Regional Rail (289 miles) – Philadelphia, PA

48,400 - Caltrain (77 miles) – San Francisco / San Jose, CA

43,700 - Metrolink (512 miles) – Los Angeles, CA

36,100 - MARC Train (187 miles) – Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC

19,200 - Virginia Railway Express (90 miles) – Washington, DC

13,800 - Tri-Rail (72 miles) – Miami, FL

12,400 - NICTD South Shore Line (90 miles) – Chicago, IL

10,900 - Sounder Commuter Rail (80 miles) – Seattle, WA

8,100 - Trinity Railway Express (34 miles) – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

5,800 - UTA FrontRunner (88 miles) – Salt Lake City, UT

5,800 - NCTD Coaster (41.1 miles) – San Diego, CA

3,900 - New Mexico Rail Runner Express (97 miles) – Albuquerque, NM

3,300 - Altamont Commuter Express (86 miles) – San Jose, CA

2,500 - Northstar Line (40 miles) – Minneapolis, MN

2,200 - Shore Line East (59 miles) – New Haven, CT

1,700 - Capital MetroRail (32 miles) – Austin, TX

1,700 - Westside Express Service (15 miles) – Beaverton (Portland), OR

1,400 - A-Train (21 miles) – Denton (Dallas/Fort Worth), TX

1,100 - Music City Star (32 miles) – Nashville, TN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_commuter_rail_systems_by_ridership

List of United States Light Rail Transit Systems by Ridership

Charlotte’s LYNX light rail

daily ridership - transit system name (route length) – largest city served

231,700 - MBTA Green Line (28 miles) – Boston, MA

200,300 - Los Angeles County Metro Rail (70.4 miles) – Los Angeles, CA

173,500 - Muni Metro (45.6 miles) – San Francisco, CA

141,000 - MAX light rail and Portland Streetcar (56.9 miles) – Portland, OR

95,700 - San Diego Trolley (53.5 miles) – San Diego, CA

94,900 - SEPTA Subway-Surface lines, Suburban Trolley Lines, and Girard Avenue Trolley (60 miles) – Philadelphia, PA

78,800 - DART (75.6 miles) – Dallas, TX

63,600 - Denver RTD, The Ride Light Rail (35 miles) – Denver, CO

56,900 - UTA TRAX (35.3 miles) – Salt Lake City, UT

55,300 - MetroLink (46 miles) – St. Louis, MO

46,000 - Sacramento Regional Transit District (36.9 miles) – Sacramento, CA

42,000 - METRO Light Rail (20 miles) – Phoenix, AZ

38,800 - METRORail (7.5 miles) – Houston, TX

34,400 - Santa Clara VTA Light Rail (42.2 miles) – San Jose, CA

34,200 - Hiawatha Line (12 miles) – Minneapolis, MN

31,721 - Central Line and South Lake Union Streetcar (16.9 miles) – Seattle, WA

28,400 - The T (26.2 miles) – Pittsburgh, PA

28,300 - Baltimore Light Rail (30 miles) – Baltimore, MD

23,000 - Buffalo Metro Rail (6.4 miles) – Buffalo, NY

21,426 - Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (20.6 miles) – Jersey City, NJ

15,900 - LYNX Rapid Transit Services (9.6 miles) – Charlotte, NC

13,100 - RTA Streetcars (21.5 miles) – New Orleans, LA

10,075 - Newark Light Rail (9.9 miles) – Newark, NJ

8,900 - The Rapid Blue and Green Lines (15 miles) – Cleveland, OH

8,400 - Sprinter (22 miles) – Oceanside, CA

6,700 - Tide Light Rail (7.4 miles) – Norfolk, VA

4,900 - Memphis RTA Trolley (6.7 miles) – Memphis, TN

4,273 - River Line (34 miles) – Trenton/Camden, NJ

3,168 - Tacoma Link (1.6 miles) – Tacoma, WA

500 - TECO Line Streetcar (2.3 miles) – Tampa, FL

340 - River Rail Streetcar (2.5 miles) – Little Rock, AR

300 - Kenosha Transit (2 miles) – Kenosha, WI

0 - Galveston Island Trolley (5.2 miles) – Galveston, TX

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_light_rail_systems_by_ridership

source: http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Documents/Ridership/2012-q3-ridership-APTA.pdf

Article by Ennis Davis