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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