Transit Ridership

Nashville Area Transit Ridership Trends, 1990-2009

Nashville Area Transit Ridership Trends, 1990-2009 Transit ridership in the greater Nashville area has seen sharp increases since the beginning of 2000, not doubt in large part to increased energy costs, roadway congestion, and the desire to be more green.

Ridership Trends for Nashville Area Transit Services

Fiscal Year MTA Bus Access Ride Music City Star Murfreesboro Rover Franklin Transit Authority Total
1990 7,869,510 - - - - 7,869,510
1999 6,979,999 86,024 - - - 7,066,023
2000 6,944,288 106,305 - - - 7,050,593
2001 6,527,926 118,121 - - - 6,646,047
2002 6,355,646 112,631 - - - 6,468,277
2003 6,651,286 120,995 - - 3,307 6,775,588
2004 6,764,626 181,493 - - 28,200 6,974,319
2005 6,715,387 212,382 - - 45,895 6,973,664
2006 7,962,193 261,652 - - 51,330 8,275,175
2007 8,680,107 280,883 - - 53,344 9,014,334
2008 9,003,547 298,747 166,873 118,659 58,053 9,645,879
2009* 9,207,604* 350,773* 182,042 169,377 52,034

9,961,830

*Estimated

More Information About Transit Ridership

APTA

American Public Transportation Association Ridership
Current and Previous Quarter Ridership Reportsnew window

The Public Transportation Ridership Report is a quarterly report of transit passenger ridership for U.S. and Canadian transit agencies. The report includes quarterly and year-to-date estimated unlinked transit passenger trips for the current and previous year by transit mode. In addition, agency specific ridership is provided for participating transit agencies. Reports are published approximately 60-75 days after the end of the quarter.

2009 Public Transportation Fact Book

American Public Transportation Association Fact Books
FY 2009 and Prior Year Transit Fact Booksnew window

The Public Transportation Fact Book is national aggregate statistical data covering all aspects of the transit industry in the United States and Canada. Major sections include an overview of U.S. transit facts, transit finances and operating statistics by modes of travel, transit vehicle characteristics and deliveries, facts and numbers relating to federal grants and the Federal Transit Act, and statistical trends of Canadian transit operations. Reports are published annually.

NTD: National Transit Database Federal Transit Administration

National Transit Database
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The NTD was established by Congress to be the Nation's primary source for information and statistics on the transit systems of the United States. Recipients or beneficiaries of grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under the Urbanized Area Formula Program (§ 5307) or Other than Urbanized Area (Rural) Formula Program (§ 5311) are required by statute to submit data to the NTD. Over 660 transit providers in urbanized areas currently report to the NTD through the Internet-based reporting system. Each year, NTD performance data are used to apportion over $5 billion of FTA funds to transit agencies in urbanized areas (UZAs). Annual NTD reports are submitted to Congress summarizing transit service and safety data.

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