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Portland Has the 11th Biggest Public Transit System In The U.S.

Friday, September 05, 2014

 

Portland has the 11th biggest transit system in the country, according to data from the National Transit Database (NTD) and American Community Survey (ACS).  

See Slides Below For The 15 Biggest U.S. Public Transit Systems

To receive grants from the Federal Transit Administration, transit systems (heavy rail, light rail, buses, etc.) must provide monthly ridership data to the NTD, which compiles it by census-designated urbanized areas.

The data is measured by unlinked trips- a transit journey that counts transfers as separate trips. This figure can be converted to “trips per resident” by dividing unlinked trips in 2013 by 2012 population estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS), producing a number that’s neatly comparable among cities of different sizes.

The U.S. has 415 urbanized areas with populations over 65,000, large enough to get a one-year ACS estimate, and 70 percent (290) of them reported data to the NTD in every month of 2013.

In 2013, Portland had an average of 112 million average public transit trips. 

New York operates on a completely different scale, with 4,279 million average public transit trips in 2013. That is more trips than the other 14 biggest transit systems combined, which add up to 4,214 million average public transit trips in 2013. 

Home page photo credit: Steve Morgan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

 

Related Slideshow: 15 Biggest Public Transit Systems in the U.S.

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15. Minneapolis- St. Paul

95 million average public transit trips in 2013 

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14. Denver-Aurora, CO

102 million average public transit trips in 2013

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13. San Diego, CA

104 million average public transit trips in 2013

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12. Baltimore, MD

106 million average public transit trips in 2013

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11. Portland, OR

112 million average public transit trips in 2013

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10. Atlanta, GA

140 million average public transit trips in 2013

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9. Miami, FL

171 million average public transit trips in 2013

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8. Seattle, WA

202 million average public transit trips in 2013

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7. Philadelphia, PA

371 million average public transit trips in 2013

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6. Boston, MA

402 million average public transit trips in 2013

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5. San Francisco-Oakland,

443 million average public transit trips in 2013

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4. Washington DC

476 million average public transit trips in 2013

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3. Chicago, IL

648 million average public transit trips in 2013

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2. Los Angeles-Long Beach

679 million average public transit trips

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1. New York-Newark, NY

4,279 million average public transit trips

 
 

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