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Average Weekday MTA Bus Ridership

Route
Note 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015-2016 Change
2016 Rank
Local Routes
      **        
B100
  4,682 4,712 4,971 4,968 5,279 5,387 +108 +2.0% 28
B103
  11,064 12,683 13,565 13,788 14,214 14,448 +234 +1.6% 6
Bx23
  4,498 4,245 3,713 3,681 3,788 3,829 +42 +1.1% 40
Q6
  11,978 11,960 11,844 11,599 11,398 11,334 -65 -0.6% 10
Q7
  5,291 5,326 5,356 5,225 5,146 5,341 +195 +3.8% 30
Q8
  9,791 10,161 10,453 10,506 10,457 10,696 +239 +2.3% 11
Q9
  5,083 5,252 5,365 5,147 5,175 5,050 -126 -2.4% 32
Q10
  24,244 24,346 23,831 23,194 22,749 23,363 +614 +2.7% 1
Q11
  7,332 5,783 4,900 4,803 4,761 5,004 +243 +5.1% 33
Q18
  8,337 8,574 8,543 8,662 8,665 8,780 +114 +1.3% 15
Q19
  2,365 2,700 2,933 3,088 3,305 3,467 +162 +4.9% 42
Q21
  3,236 3,471 2,785 2,856 2,846 2,926 +80 +2.8% 43
Q22
  7,350 7,230 7,369 6,837 7,086 7,247 +161 +2.3% 20
Q23
  16,493 16,241 15,805 16,128 16,021 16,059 +38 +0.2% 4
Q25
  17,336 18,697 19,324 19,567 20,309 20,083 -226 -1.1% 3
Q29
  6,115 5,968 5,541 5,327 5,298 5,402 +104 +2.0% 27
Q33
4 9,100 9,573 9,026 7,660 7,738 7,773 +35 +0.4% 19
Q34
  6,880 6,878 7,054 7,218 7,069 6,941 -128 -1.8% 22
Q35
  4,400 4,233 4,501 4,306 4,383 4,426 +44 +1.0% 37
Q37
  6,639 7,171 7,362 7,455 7,612 7,842 +230 +3.0% 18
Q38
  6,555 6,629 7,511 7,998 8,394 8,465 +71 +0.8% 16
Q39
  5,727 5,705 5,779 5,662 5,504 5,548 +44 +0.8% 26
Q40
  5,348 5,290 5,066 4,909 4,881 4,976 +95 +1.9% 34
Q41
  7,111 7,292 7,148 6,934 6,797 7,204 +407 +6.0% 21
Q47 / Q45
2 7,943 7,954 8,296 8,408 7,680 8,043 +363 +4.7% 17
Q49
  8,514 8,602 8,904 9,338 9,248 9,303 +55 +0.6% 14
Q50
3 3,225 3,420 4,063 4,439 4,637 4,690 +53 +1.1% 35
Q52
    2,222 5,768 5,036 5,075 5,356 +281 +5.5% 29
Q53
  14,931 14,861 15,377 15,037 14,695 14,752 +57 +0.4% 5
Q60
  14,525 14,486 14,144 14,119 13,987 13,761 -225 -1.6% 8
Q64
  10,200 10,377 10,361 10,253 10,044 9,731 -314 -3.1% 13
Q65
  18,724 19,669 20,227 20,685 21,080 21,052 -28 -0.1% 2
Q66
  12,535 13,303 13,575 14,105 14,053 13,824 -228 -1.6% 7
Q67
  2,645 2,672 2,749 2,810 2,848 2,768 -80 -2.8% 44
Q69
  10,432 10,029 9,944 10,101 9,827 9,849 +22 +0.2% 12
Q70
4     949 3,419 4,048 4,183 +135 +3.3% 38
Q72
  5,603 5,619 5,764 6,029 6,005 6,204 +199 +3.3% 25
Q100
  3,791 4,248 4,332 4,198 4,156 4,129 -26 -0.6% 39
Q101
  3,436 3,445 3,299 3,444 3,430 3,632 +202 +5.9% 41
Q102
  2,462 2,430 2,413 2,598 2,663 2,663 +1 +0.0% 45
Q103
  544 646 781 998 1,240 1,385 +145 +11.7% 47
Q104
  2,125 2,100 2,144 2,308 2,264 2,296 +32 +1.4% 46
Q110
  6,900 6,965 6,824 6,675 6,463 6,281 -183 -2.8% 24
Q111
  14,470 14,504 13,832 13,133 13,224 12,390 -834 -6.3% 9
Q112
  5,512 5,603 5,351 5,113 4,915 5,217 +302 +6.1% 31
Q113
  11,196 11,403 11,745 9,019 4,537 4,569 +32 +0.7% 36
Q114
5       2,063 6,227 6,396 +169 +2.7% 23
Local Total
  356,670 364,677 370,588 370,845 371,221 374,066 +2,845 +0.8%  
Express Routes
BM1
  1,479 1,412 1,323 1,261 1,165 1,140 -25 -2.2% 9
BM2
  1,060 1,049 919 856 802 786 -16 -2.1% 14
BM3
  1,113 1,024 882 808 733 703 -30 -4.1% 16
BM4
  809 761 671 628 584 569 -14 -2.4% 23
BM5
  602 618 604 583 542 575 +33 +6.1% 22
BxM1
  1,610 1,621 1,532 1,422 1,321 1,302 -19 -1.5% 8
BxM2
  816 833 813 756 684 673 -11 -1.6% 17
BxM3
  721 760 723 688 643 635 -8 -1.3% 19
BxM4
  416 407 389 356 344 346 +2 +0.5% 29
BxM6
  684 683 669 623 601 594 -7 -1.2% 20
BxM7
  3,086 3,085 2,845 2,783 2,631 2,559 -72 -2.7% 1
BxM8 / BxM7A
1 1,721 1,776 1,692 1,666 1,590 1,549 -41 -2.6% 5
BxM9
  2,189 2,219 2,161 2,130 2,118 2,076 -42 -2.0% 2
BxM10
  1,763 1,748 1,599 1,496 1,470 1,445 -25 -1.7% 6
BxM11
  1,208 1,227 1,172 1,042 995 997 +2 +0.2% 12
BxM18
  305 312 302 293 263 254 -9 -3.2% 32
QM1 / QM31
8 597 623 670 626 546 453 -93 -17.0% 24
QM2 / QM32
8 1,916 1,960 1,957 1,922 1,777 1,679 -98 -5.5% 4
QM3
  130 142 152 133 124 129 +5 +3.7% 35
QM4 / QM44
7 809 830 784 813 752 710 -42 -5.6% 15
QM5 / QM35
8 2,034 2,038 1,963 2,071 1,929 1,860 -69 -3.6% 3
QM6 / QM36
8 1,050 1,106 1,111 1,115 1,019 974 -45 -4.5% 13
QM7
  770 766 737 740 702 658 -44 -6.2% 18
QM8
  571 603 614 632 587 586 -1 -0.2% 21
QM10 / QM40
8 357 357 342 330 312 285 -27 -8.6% 31
QM11
  434 413 375 396 385 389 +4 +0.9% 26
QM12 / QM42
8 501 476 469 453 407 376 -31 -7.6% 27
QM15
  1,265 1,328 1,335 1,329 1,312 1,351 +38 +2.9% 7
QM16
  383 367 376 354 384 414 +30 +7.9% 25
QM17
  403 405 443 360 354 351 -3 -0.8% 28
QM18
  236 231 209 201 182 191 +9 +4.9% 34
QM20 / QM2A
1 1,115 1,159 1,148 1,120 1,076 1,004 -72 -6.7% 11
QM21
  382 363 324 284 248 233 -16 -6.3% 33
QM24 / QM34
7 1,218 1,171 1,140 1,113 1,055 1,041 -13 -1.2% 10
QM25
  310 308 301 314 306 320 +14 +4.7% 30
Express Total
  34,062 34,181 32,744 31,697 29,943 29,205 -739 -2.5%  
Adjustment
     1,637    1,928    3,886    4,572    4,813    3,930 -883 -18.4%  
Grand Total
  392,368 400,786 407,217 407,115 405,978 407,201 +1,223 +0.3%  

 

Ridership Notes

* Averages exclude Saturday, August 27-Sunday, August 28, 2011 due to Hurricane Irene.
** Averages exclude Monday, October 29-Friday, November 2, 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy.
 
1 Routes were renumbered as follows:
  BxM8 was BxM7A prior to 9/4/11.
  QM20 was QM2A prior to 9/6/11.
2 Q45 and Q47 were combined into Q47 on 9/4/11.
3 Route Q52 began operating on 7/1/12 as part a restructuring of the Q21 route.
4 Route Q70 to LGA began operating on 9/8/13.  Route Q33 was shortened to Ditmars Blvd the same day.  On 9/25/2016, Q70 Select Bus Service replaced Q70 local service.
5 Route Q114 began operating on 8/31/14.
6 Route Q103 weekend service began operating on 6/29/2014.
7 In July 2016, the 3rd variants of the following express routes were relabeled (the 6th Avenue variants retained their original names):
  QM4- 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM44
  QM24 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM34
8 In September 2016, the 3rd variants of the following express routes were relabeled (the 6th Avenue variants retained their original names):
  QM1 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM31
  QM2 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM32
  QM5 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM35
  QM6 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM36
  QM10 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM40
  QM12 - 3rd Avenue variant renamed QM42

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