The Ridership Information Dashboards are designed to help you better plan trips on our buses and trains to avoid traveling during heavy ridership periods, whenever possible.
Updated weekly, the rail and bus dashboards provide the average ridership trends from the prior two weeks and indicate the likelihood you may encounter crowdedness on your preferred bus route or rail line.
All our buses and railcars are operating at full capacity. Please note that crowding conditions may vary on portions of each bus route or by railcar.
Tip: See below for background information about and how to understand the information provided in these dashboards.
About the bus dashboard
The Bus Ridership Information Dashboard utilizes a color-coding system of Blue, Yellow and Red to depict available space by bus route. You can select your preferred route(s) and direction of travel to see general capacity levels, based on the prior two weeks of ridership, for each hour of the day on either weekdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays.
The displayed space availability is based on the established maximum rider capacity limits (i.e. approx. 53 customers on a standard 40-foot bus, and approx. 80 customers on a 60-foot articulated bus). Please note that crowding conditions may vary throughout a route and by bus.
- BLUE (Low Ridership): Periods of time where seats are typically available, with an average of less than approx. 26 customers per standard bus or less than approx. 39 customers for an articulated bus.
- YELLOW (Medium Ridership): Indicates periods of time where there may be limited seats and space available. An average of 27-53 customers per standard bus, and 40-80 customers for an articulated bus.
- RED (High Ridership): Periods of time where seats and space on a bus may not be available. Typically represents an average of 53 or more customers per standard bus and more than 80 customers on an articulated bus.
NOTE: If traveling during high ridership hours, you are encouraged to allow for extra time and/or consider alternative routes or travel times, if possible.
- WHITE or GRAY: Indicates there is either no service during that time or the data was unavailable at posting for these routes.
About the rail dashboard
The Rail Ridership Information Dashboard provides the average number of seats taken per railcar at each stop along the rail line. You can select the start and end stations by lines, the desired time of day and day type (Weekday, Saturday, Sunday). The dashboard then displays the crowding levels for all the stations you will travel through on that line.
The average railcar crowding information is visually depicted by the “people icons” and also described in further detail in a “pop-up” window when hovering over each station. You can either tap/click on your station for more detailed information on railcar crowding or simply glance at the number of “people” icons filled in for that station. It is important to note that crowding conditions may vary by railcar.
- Low Ridership: When trains departing a station are typically not crowded with an average of approx. 39 or fewer passengers per railcar. This is depicted with one of three people icons filled in for a station.
- Medium Ridership: When trains departing a station are typically experiencing some crowding with an average of approx. 40-80 passengers per railcar. This is depicted with two of three people icons filled in for a station.
- High Ridership: When trains departing a station are typically experiencing crowding with an average of 80 or more passengers per railcar. This is depicted with all three people icons filled in for a station.
NOTE: If traveling during high ridership periods, you are encouraged to allow extra travel time and/or consider alternative routes or travel times, if possible.