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Annual MTA Bus Ridership

Route
Note 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
2016-2017 Change
2017 Rank
Local Routes
                 
B100
      1,293,409     1,379,045     1,387,685     1,476,591     1,504,621     1,459,549 -45,072 -3.0% 35
B103
      3,747,102     4,121,688     4,262,822     4,434,682     4,503,939     4,342,063 -161,876 -3.6% 8
Bx23
      1,218,019     1,093,948     1,083,926     1,108,921     1,107,917     1,107,821 -96 -0.0% 39
Q6
      3,574,156     3,600,468     3,547,548     3,513,534     3,480,285     3,281,711 -198,574 -5.7% 11
Q7
      1,574,342     1,596,453     1,571,918     1,551,161     1,606,778     1,599,556 -7,222 -0.4% 28
Q8
      3,158,685     3,296,983     3,345,475     3,374,492     3,437,684     3,318,146 -119,538 -3.5% 10
Q9
      1,579,235     1,637,833     1,584,949     1,585,627     1,543,202     1,476,982 -66,220 -4.3% 31
Q10
      7,715,656     7,702,628     7,511,855     7,323,942     7,475,722     7,341,090 -134,632 -1.8% 1
Q11
      1,727,537     1,486,737     1,456,067     1,433,956     1,498,023     1,470,554 -27,469 -1.8% 32
Q18
      2,590,414     2,624,158     2,674,890     2,681,333     2,716,952     2,534,103 -182,849 -6.7% 15
Q19
         810,328        886,201        941,567     1,003,257     1,051,604     1,071,594 +19,990 +1.9% 41
Q21
      1,147,774        939,082        959,520        955,611        976,985        953,069 -23,916 -2.4% 42
Q22
      2,263,986     2,348,604     2,197,186     2,278,354     2,322,086     2,153,775 -168,311 -7.2% 20
Q23
      4,965,290     4,887,505     4,984,704     4,976,489     5,000,828     4,907,397 -93,431 -1.9% 5
Q25
      5,853,183     6,137,154     6,267,728     6,495,852     6,439,116     6,198,808 -240,308 -3.7% 3
Q29
      1,863,833     1,778,908     1,728,732     1,724,589     1,754,047     1,676,083 -77,964 -4.4% 25
Q33
2     3,074,278     2,916,172     2,420,744     2,442,484     2,442,308     2,322,903 -119,405 -4.9% 19
Q34
      1,712,602     1,791,728     1,833,410     1,795,595     1,763,130     1,650,470 -112,660 -6.4% 27
Q35
      1,395,631     1,499,883     1,455,384     1,482,761     1,486,339     1,379,003 -107,336 -7.2% 36
Q37
      2,155,070     2,223,417     2,244,500     2,296,322     2,365,307     2,361,436 -3,871 -0.2% 16
Q38
      1,923,934     2,198,246     2,366,419     2,483,941     2,499,621     2,352,459 -147,162 -5.9% 17
Q39
      1,590,125     1,637,549     1,611,896     1,572,111     1,578,482     1,537,028 -41,454 -2.6% 30
Q40
      1,582,261     1,548,945     1,517,765     1,509,905     1,532,433     1,467,851 -64,582 -4.2% 33
Q41
      2,138,125     2,124,037     2,072,681     2,025,413     2,136,337     2,093,471 -42,866 -2.0% 21
Q47
      2,289,537     2,430,642     2,469,846     2,259,562     2,364,210     2,323,082 -41,128 -1.7% 18
Q49
      2,628,540     2,758,939     2,898,659     2,879,465     2,890,423     2,727,267 -163,156 -5.6% 13
Q50
      1,062,171     1,271,463     1,398,766     1,462,735     1,468,106     1,462,392 -5,714 -0.4% 34
Q52/53Lcl/SBS
1     5,678,923     7,052,351     6,774,363     6,702,720     6,768,272     6,957,716 2
Q60
      4,793,143     4,748,280     4,764,786     4,729,307     4,691,972     4,735,158 +43,186 +0.9% 6
Q64
      2,988,166     3,052,972     3,030,630     2,964,103     2,867,113     2,680,926 -186,187 -6.5% 14
Q65
      5,854,542     6,147,803     6,319,378     6,442,981     6,411,460     6,150,259 -261,201 -4.1% 4
Q66
      4,158,714     4,348,172     4,534,619     4,488,144     4,458,005     4,435,992 -22,013 -0.5% 7
Q67
         685,648        721,829        737,159        748,656        729,549        657,983 -71,566 -9.8% 45
Q69
      2,887,471     2,914,352     2,969,546     2,896,435     2,893,941     2,837,227 -56,714 -2.0% 12
Q70
2        331,313     1,185,485     1,389,764     1,421,864     1,578,240 +156,376 +11.0% 29
Q72
      1,717,680     1,786,450     1,880,097     1,870,222     1,938,981     1,999,118 +60,137 +3.1% 23
Q100
      1,420,910     1,470,275     1,442,203     1,404,569     1,371,122     1,363,902 -7,220 -0.5% 37
Q101
      1,020,574        992,357     1,036,487     1,037,328     1,097,080     1,085,758 -11,322 -1.0% 40
Q102
         749,108        760,778        819,260        834,566        833,843        860,362 +26,519 +3.2% 43
Q103
4        160,918        198,274        268,077        351,544        395,739        459,969 +64,230 +16.2% 46
Q104
         651,124        678,629        734,163        723,751        731,520        716,287 -15,233 -2.1% 44
Q110
      2,089,207     2,082,633     2,049,202     1,973,091     1,917,545     1,838,126 -79,419 -4.1% 24
Q111
      4,274,980     4,154,512     3,988,442     3,999,127     3,781,018     3,529,904 -251,114 -6.6% 9
Q112
      1,693,957     1,644,180     1,583,200     1,527,005     1,622,749     1,651,542 +28,793 +1.8% 26
Q113
      3,595,325     3,762,914     2,871,388     1,361,629     1,364,068     1,238,145 -125,923 -9.2% 38
Q114
3        689,805     2,090,902     2,123,963     2,027,002 -96,961 -4.6% 22
Local Total
   111,055,613  114,766,490  115,474,932  115,664,529  116,366,289  113,373,279 -2,993,010 -2.6%
Express Routes
BM1
         363,466        345,176        329,383        303,610        297,368        270,098 -27,270 -9.2% 12
BM2
         272,302        242,481        225,863        212,477        208,375        193,322 -15,053 -7.2% 15
BM3
         267,019        232,145        213,752        193,071        186,329        178,434 -7,895 -4.2% 18
BM4
         194,080        173,992        163,266        151,332        147,846        139,439 -8,407 -5.7% 23
BM5
         158,979        158,103        152,834        142,035        150,676        148,211 -2,465 -1.6% 21
BxM1
         462,527        445,225        415,679        386,227        381,813        376,032 -5,781 -1.5% 7
BxM2
         259,425        258,708        240,016        216,834        212,383        210,617 -1,766 -0.8% 14
BxM3
         213,233        206,935        195,883        183,906        181,073        183,367 +2,294 +1.3% 16
BxM4
         116,249        112,345        103,960          99,254          99,490        102,808 +3,318 +3.3% 26
BxM6
         204,868        200,901        187,804        182,148        178,254        165,381 -12,873 -7.2% 19
BxM7
         923,098        863,580        847,842        802,046        777,368        729,602 -47,766 -6.1% 1
BxM8
         494,535        478,855        472,999        451,437        438,621        413,685 -24,936 -5.7% 6
BxM9
         623,652        614,614        605,471        602,102        588,394        558,298 -30,096 -5.1% 2
BxM10
         512,705        478,299        444,345        442,002        430,913        414,858 -16,055 -3.7% 5
BxM11
         359,336        353,542        312,703        305,798        300,637        295,908 -4,729 -1.6% 9
BxM18
           77,800          76,614          74,308          66,677          64,519          61,764 -2,755 -4.3% 32
QM1 / QM31
6        155,109        170,112        159,116        138,704        115,135        115,764 +629 +0.5% 24
QM2 / QM32
6        522,105        532,606        525,550        483,767        454,537        443,232 -11,305 -2.5% 4
QM3
           35,434          38,605          33,833          31,605          32,778          29,704 -3,074 -9.4% 35
QM4 / QM44
5        219,928        211,524        219,786        202,331        191,029        180,277 -10,752 -5.6% 17
QM5 / QM35
6        536,466        529,014        559,935        522,865        502,997        485,174 -17,823 -3.5% 3
QM6 / QM36
6        299,382        305,576        308,082        283,362        270,411        270,470 +59 +0.0% 11
QM7
         190,616        187,308        187,990        178,259        167,127        159,442 -7,685 -4.6% 20
QM8
         150,191        155,850        160,632        149,104        148,744        143,135 -5,609 -3.8% 22
QM10 / QM40
6          88,931          86,896          83,886          79,150          72,314          73,088 +774 +1.1% 31
QM11
         102,927          95,308        100,564          97,802          98,709        104,982 +6,273 +6.4% 25
QM12 / QM42
6        118,503        119,033        114,966        103,386          95,525          96,436 +911 +1.0% 28
QM15
         341,048        349,094        348,574        343,971        353,996        348,700 -5,296 -1.5% 8
QM16
           91,474          95,410          89,815          97,602        105,275        101,566 -3,709 -3.5% 27
QM17
         100,801        112,589          91,390          90,019          89,271          92,231 +2,960 +3.3% 30
QM18
           57,599          53,040          50,983          46,324          48,591          50,811 +2,220 +4.6% 34
QM20
       288,633        291,547        284,746        273,399        255,069        243,813 -11,256 -4.4% 13
QM21
           90,383          82,374          72,024          63,030          59,068          52,881 -6,187 -10.5% 33
QM24 / QM34
5        291,655        289,643        282,816        267,854        264,525        277,452 +12,927 +4.9% 10
QM25
           76,627          76,352          79,640          77,693          81,327          95,878 +14,551 +17.9% 29
Express Total
      9,261,086     9,023,396     8,740,436     8,271,183     8,050,487     7,806,862 -243,625 -3.0%
Adjustment
         561,100     1,161,299     1,365,869     1,463,810     1,200,381     1,033,428 -166,953 -13.9%  
Grand Total
  120,877,799 124,951,185 125,581,237 125,399,522 125,617,157 122,213,569 -3,403,588 -2.7%  

 

Ridership Notes

* Averages exclude Monday, October 29-Friday, November 2, 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy.
1
Route Q52 began operating on 7/1/12 as part of a restructuring of the Q21 route.  The Q52/52 SBS began operating on November 12, 2017, replacing Q52 and Q53 local service
2
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.
3
Route Q114 began operating on 8/31/14.
4
Route Q103 weekend service began operating on 6/29/2014.
5
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
6
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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