US Transit & School Bus
Ridership Compared: 2004

URBAN PERSON MILES: 2004      
Mode Annual Market Share School Day Market Share
Personal Vehicles 2,922,839 97.60% 8,008 96.46%
         
Mass Transit: All Modes 46,546 1.55% 155 1.87%
School Bus 24,512 0.82% 136 1.64%
Private Shuttles 901 0.03% 2 0.03%
Total Public Transport Modes 71,959 2.40% 294 3.54%
         
Total 2,994,798 100.00% 8,302 100.00%
         
URBAN AND RURAL PERSON MILES : 2004    
Mode Annual Market Share School Day Market Share
Personal Vehicles 4,452,413 97.88% 14,841 97.21%
         
Mass Transit: All Modes 48,312 1.06% 161 1.05%
School Bus 47,186 1.04% 262 1.72%
Private Shuttles 950 0.02% 3 0.02%
Total Public Transport Modes 96,448 2.12% 426 2.79%
         
Total 4,548,861 100.00% 15,267 100.00%
         
In 000,000s        
Calculated from Nationwide Household Transportation Survey data, scaled to 2004 with FTA National Transit Database, Federal Highway Administration and School Transportation News data..
School day estimates        
Mass Transit 1/300th of annual        
School Bus: 180 days assumed        

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