Mass Transit in L.A.

Average daily ridership for bus and Metro lines: 1, 394, 490

Average daily ridership, bus lines only: 1,157,643*

*(includes transfers and roundtrip fares)

Average daily ridership, Metro lines only: 236,847

Red Line: 112, 021

Blue Line: 74,406

Green Line: 35,847

Gold Line: 14,573

MTA bus/rail passes sold:

Monthly ($42): 55,000

Semi-monthly ($21): 56,000

Senior/disabled ($12): 90,000

College/vocational ($30): 7,000

Students, K-12 ($20): 25,000

Busiest bus line: Vermont Line 204

Average weekday passengers: 27,000

Annual passengers: 13 million

Amount spent by MTA on bus operations per month: over $100 million Amount MTA estimates it saved during 35-day strike: $7.5 million

Amount mechanics-union president Neil Silver estimates MTA saved during strike: $20-$25 million

Amount Neil Silver says he makes per year: $66,000

Amount it costs MTA to run bus service, per hour: $102.41

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