Thread: MBTA Bus & BRT
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: MBTA Bus & BRT

Per the FTA's National Transit Database, The MBTA direct-operated bus network has one of the highest numbers for passenger trips per vehicle revenue mile in a modal comparison to all other bus systems in urban areas (you can do calculations for the other modes as well).

You can go to NTD Table 19 for 2013 for the data:

For motor bus operations of 100 buses per more, the top 10 for passenger trips per mile of service were:
New York City: 8.76
S.F. Muni: 8.07
Chicago CTA: 5.62
MBTA: 5.00
LA-MTA: 4.95
LA-DOT: 4.86 (MTA is the primary operator in L.A., but the city also contracts out for other routes)
MTA Bus NYC: 4.69 (runs the former private carrier routes in NYC)
SEPTA (Philly): 4.65
Long Beach CA: 4.31
Westchester County NY: 4.19

As a comparison, the Houston bus network in 2013 carried 1.88 passengers per vehicle mile of bus service.
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