CTA Ridership Bus Routes

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This dataset shows the total daily ridership on a per-route basis dating back to 2001. Day types are W=Weekday, A=Saturday, U=Sunday/Holiday.

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Ridership statistics are provided on a system-wide and bus route/station-level basis. Ridership is primarily counted as boardings, that is, customers boarding a transit vehicle (bus or rail). On the rail system, there is a distinction between station entries and total rides, or boardings.

On the rail system, a customer is counted as an “entry” each time he or she passes through a turnstile to enter a station. Customers are not counted as “entries” when they make a “cross-platform” transfer from one rail line to another, since they don’t pass through a turnstile. Where the number given for rail is in “boardings,” what’s presented is a statistically valid estimate of the actual number of boardings onto the rail system.

Boardings are recorded using the bus farebox and farecard reader. In the uncommon situation when there is an operating error with the farebox and the onboard systems cannot determine on which route a given trip’s boardings should be allocated, these boardings are tallied as Route 0 in some reports. Route 1001 are shuttle buses used for construction or other unforeseen events.

Date Created

2011-08-06

Last Modified

2018-05-19

Version

2018-05-19

Update Frequency

Daily

Temporal Coverage

2001-2018

Spatial Coverage

Chicago

Source

John Snow Labs; Data City of Chicago;

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Keywords

Ridership, CTA Ridership, Bus Routes, CTA Bus Routes, CTA Daily Totals by Route, Ridership Statistics, CTA Data, Chicago Transit Authority

Other Titles

CTA Ridership Numbers, Chicago Transit Authority Data

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Route_NumberRoute number assigned by the Chicago Transit Authoritystring-
DateDate of Route on assigned route numberdate-
Day_CodeData are coded as "W" for Weekday, "A" for Saturday and "U" for Sunday/Holidays.string-
Day_DescriptionDescription of day code. Note that New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day are considered as "Sundays" for the purposes of ridership reporting. All other holidays are reported as the type of day they fall on.string-
Number_of_RidesTotal daily ridership on a per-route basisintegerlevel : Ratio
Route_NumberDateDay_CodeDay_Description
72014-06-08U1
12015-06-27A2
12015-07-04A3
12015-07-11A3
12015-09-06U1
12015-11-07A0
12015-11-21A0
12015-11-26U0
12015-11-28A0
252001-02-23W9
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