Performance Measure
Agency
Measure Name
Ridership on transit systems in Virginia.
Measure Last Modified
Sep 24 2014 01:19
Measure Last Published
Jan 14 2015 12:28
Measure Status
Active
Data Source and Calculation

Transit ridership data is collected annually from public transportation operators by the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The objective is to increase passenger trips by 2% per year. However, on a long-term horizon it is difficult to increase ridership during an economic recession so a 2% increase may not always be feasible.

Enterprise Priorities and Strategies
Enterprise InitiativeEnterprise PriorityEnterprise Strategy
TransportationMulti-ModalityExpand the role of non-highway modes of transportation in the Commonwealth’s transportation network.
Associated Service Areas
SA CodeSA Name
60901Public Transportation Programs
Measure ID50560901.001.001
Measure ClassAgency Key
Measure TypeOutcome
Year TypeState FY
Preferred TrendIncrease
FrequencyAnnually
Statistical Unit
Baseline and Targets
Target NameDateResultNote
Baseline
Short Target 2018
Long Target 2020
Measure Results
YearResultExplanatory Note
200623.29
200724.14
200824.41
200924.83
201022.87
2011191,853,250.00Previous results were reported as trips per person; however, the measure data point requested was a total ridership figure. Thus, FY2011 measures have been reported in the original method preferred.
2012196,371,408.00
2013190,264,121.00
2014203,153,966.00
2015203,094,049.00Ridership in the Washington metro area fell in FY 2015 due to fare increases, service cuts, and track work on the weekends. Although passenger trips have increased on most transit systems, the decrease in ridership in the metro area caused a slight decrease in overall ridership as compared to FY 2014.
- Run Date: 03/28/2017 07:24:30