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Annual MTA Bus Ridership

Route
Note 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015-2016 Change
2016 Rank
Local Routes
                 
B100
  1,310,041 1,293,409 1,379,045 1,387,685 1,476,591 1,504,621 +28,030 +1.9% 33
B103
  3,262,782 3,747,102 4,121,688 4,262,822 4,434,682 4,503,939 +69,257 +1.6% 7
Bx23
  1,303,331 1,218,019 1,093,948 1,083,926 1,108,921 1,107,917 -1,004 -0.1% 40
Q6
  3,618,677 3,574,156 3,600,468 3,547,548 3,513,534 3,480,285 -33,249 -0.9% 10
Q7
  1,561,575 1,574,342 1,596,453 1,571,918 1,551,161 1,606,778 +55,617 +3.6% 29
Q8
  3,057,989 3,158,685 3,296,983 3,345,475 3,374,492 3,437,684 +63,192 +1.9% 11
Q9
  1,550,518 1,579,235 1,637,833 1,584,949 1,585,627 1,543,202 -42,425 -2.7% 31
Q10
  7,757,619 7,715,656 7,702,628 7,511,855 7,323,942 7,475,722 +151,780 +2.1% 1
Q11
  2,161,582 1,727,537 1,486,737 1,456,067 1,433,956 1,498,023 +64,067 +4.5% 34
Q18
  2,544,439 2,590,414 2,624,158 2,674,890 2,681,333 2,716,952 +35,619 +1.3% 15
Q19
      733,947     810,328     886,201     941,567 1,003,257 1,051,604 +48,347 +4.8% 42
Q21
  1,115,788 1,147,774     939,082     959,520     955,611     976,985 +21,374 +2.2% 43
Q22
  2,310,923 2,263,986 2,348,604 2,197,186 2,278,354 2,322,086 +43,732 +1.9% 20
Q23
  5,110,777 4,965,290 4,887,505 4,984,704 4,976,489 5,000,828 +24,339 +0.5% 5
Q25
  5,452,562 5,853,183 6,137,154 6,267,728 6,495,852 6,439,116 -56,736 -0.9% 2
Q29
  1,924,371 1,863,833 1,778,908 1,728,732 1,724,589 1,754,047 +29,458 +1.7% 26
Q33
4 2,949,444 3,074,278 2,916,172 2,420,744 2,442,484 2,442,308 -176 -0.0% 17
Q34
  1,747,502 1,712,602 1,791,728 1,833,410 1,795,595 1,763,130 -32,465 -1.8% 25
Q35
  1,440,465 1,395,631 1,499,883 1,455,384 1,482,761 1,486,339 +3,578 +0.2% 35
Q37
  1,947,067 2,155,070 2,223,417 2,244,500 2,296,322 2,365,307 +68,985 +3.0% 18
Q38
  1,919,096 1,923,934 2,198,246 2,366,419 2,483,941 2,499,621 +15,680 +0.6% 16
Q39
  1,619,604 1,590,125 1,637,549 1,611,896 1,572,111 1,578,482 +6,371 +0.4% 30
Q40
  1,614,028 1,582,261 1,548,945 1,517,765 1,509,905 1,532,433 +22,528 +1.5% 32
Q41
  2,109,202 2,138,125 2,124,037 2,072,681 2,025,413 2,136,337 +110,924 +5.5% 21
Q47 / Q45
2 2,320,628 2,289,537 2,430,642 2,469,846 2,259,562 2,364,210 +104,648 +4.6% 19
Q49
  2,613,240 2,628,540 2,758,939 2,898,659 2,879,465 2,890,423 +10,958 +0.4% 13
Q50
3 1,012,629 1,062,171 1,271,463 1,398,766 1,462,735 1,468,106 +5,371 +0.4% 36
Q52
        671,422 1,817,235 1,634,018 1,657,777 1,735,854 +78,077 +4.7% 27
Q53
  5,021,635 5,007,501 5,235,116 5,140,345 5,044,943 5,032,418 -12,525 -0.2% 4
Q60
  4,900,914 4,793,143 4,748,280 4,764,786 4,729,307 4,691,972 -37,335 -0.8% 6
Q64
  2,960,584 2,988,166 3,052,972 3,030,630 2,964,103 2,867,113 -96,990 -3.3% 14
Q65
  5,574,120 5,854,542 6,147,803 6,319,378 6,442,981 6,411,460 -31,521 -0.5% 3
Q66
  3,933,626 4,158,714 4,348,172 4,534,619 4,488,144 4,458,005 -30,139 -0.7% 8
Q67
      692,826     685,648     721,829     737,159     748,656     729,549 -19,107 -2.6% 46
Q69
  3,046,006 2,887,471 2,914,352 2,969,546 2,896,435 2,893,941 -2,494 -0.1% 12
Q70
4         331,313 1,185,485 1,389,764 1,421,864 +32,100 +2.3% 37
Q72
  1,738,686 1,717,680 1,786,450 1,880,097 1,870,222 1,938,981 +68,759 +3.7% 23
Q100
  1,319,577 1,420,910 1,470,275 1,442,203 1,404,569 1,371,122 -33,447 -2.4% 38
Q101
  1,032,556 1,020,574     992,357 1,036,487 1,037,328 1,097,080 +59,752 +5.8% 41
Q102
      774,738     749,108     760,778     819,260     834,566     833,843 -723 -0.1% 44
Q103
      138,205     160,918     198,274     268,077     351,544     395,739 +44,195 +12.6% 47
Q104
      669,605     651,124     678,629     734,163     723,751     731,520 +7,769 +1.1% 45
Q110
  2,101,243 2,089,207 2,082,633 2,049,202 1,973,091 1,917,545 -55,546 -2.8% 24
Q111
  4,288,752 4,274,980 4,154,512 3,988,442 3,999,127 3,781,018 -218,109 -5.5% 9
Q112
  1,676,805 1,693,957 1,644,180 1,583,200 1,527,005 1,622,749 +95,744 +6.3% 28
Q113
  3,585,396 3,595,325 3,762,914 2,871,388 1,361,629 1,364,068 +2,439 +0.2% 39
Q114
5           689,805 2,090,902 2,123,963 +33,061 +1.6% 22
Local Total
   109,525,100  111,055,613  114,766,490  115,474,932  115,664,529  116,366,289 +701,760 +0.6%  
Express Routes
BM1
      387,820     363,466     345,176     329,383     303,610     297,368 -6,242 -2.1% 10
BM2
      280,573     272,302     242,481     225,863     212,477     208,375 -4,102 -1.9% 15
BM3
      295,516     267,019     232,145     213,752     193,071     186,329 -6,742 -3.5% 17
BM4
      209,631     194,080     173,992     163,266     151,332     147,846 -3,486 -2.3% 23
BM5
      157,565     158,979     158,103     152,834     142,035     150,676 +8,641 +6.1% 21
BxM1
      469,495     462,527     445,225     415,679     386,227     381,813 -4,414 -1.1% 7
BxM2
      260,244     259,425     258,708     240,016     216,834     212,383 -4,451 -2.1% 14
BxM3
      208,076     213,233     206,935     195,883     183,906     181,073 -2,833 -1.5% 18
BxM4
      118,758     116,249     112,345     103,960       99,254       99,490 +236 +0.2% 26
BxM6
      205,509     204,868     200,901     187,804     182,148     178,254 -3,894 -2.1% 19
BxM7
      935,399     923,098     863,580     847,842     802,046     777,368 -24,678 -3.1% 1
BxM8 / BxM7A
1     486,570     494,535     478,855     472,999     451,437     438,621 -12,816 -2.8% 5
BxM9
      623,584     623,652     614,614     605,471     602,102     588,394 -13,708 -2.3% 2
BxM10
      523,060     512,705     478,299     444,345     442,002     430,913 -11,089 -2.5% 6
BxM11
      364,625     359,336     353,542     312,703     305,798     300,637 -5,161 -1.7% 9
BxM18
        77,357       77,800       76,614       74,308       66,677       64,519 -2,158 -3.2% 32
QM1 / QM31
8     151,756     155,109     170,112     159,116     138,704     115,135 -23,569 -17.0% 24
QM2 / QM32
8     518,088     522,105     532,606     525,550     483,767     454,537 -29,230 -6.0% 4
QM3
        32,932       35,434       38,605       33,833       31,605       32,778 +1,173 +3.7% 35
QM4 / QM44
7     218,859     219,928     211,524     219,786     202,331     191,029 -11,302 -5.6% 16
QM5 / QM35
8     541,891     536,466     529,014     559,935     522,865     502,997 -19,868 -3.8% 3
QM6 / QM36
8     287,858     299,382     305,576     308,082     283,362     270,411 -12,951 -4.6% 11
QM7
      195,526     190,616     187,308     187,990     178,259     167,127 -11,132 -6.2% 20
QM8
      144,967     150,191     155,850     160,632     149,104     148,744 -360 -0.2% 22
QM10 / QM40
8       90,709       88,931       86,896       83,886       79,150       72,314 -6,836 -8.6% 31
QM11
      110,229     102,927       95,308     100,564       97,802       98,709 +907 +0.9% 27
QM12 / QM42
8     127,157     118,503     119,033     114,966     103,386       95,525 -7,861 -7.6% 28
QM15
      331,118     341,048     349,094     348,574     343,971     353,996 +10,025 +2.9% 8
QM16
        97,384       91,474       95,410       89,815       97,602     105,275 +7,673 +7.9% 25
QM17
      102,344     100,801     112,589       91,390       90,019       89,271 -748 -0.8% 29
QM18
        59,997       57,599       53,040       50,983       46,324       48,591 +2,267 +4.9% 34
QM20 / QM2A
1     283,243     288,633     291,547     284,746     273,399     255,069 -18,330 -6.7% 13
QM21
        97,028       90,383       82,374       72,024       63,030       59,068 -3,962 -6.3% 33
QM24 / QM34
7     309,433     291,655     289,643     282,816     267,854     264,525 -3,329 -1.2% 12
QM25
        78,688       76,627       76,352       79,640       77,693       81,327 +3,634 +4.7% 30
Express Total
  9,382,989 9,261,086 9,023,396 8,740,436 8,271,183 8,050,487 -220,696 -2.7%  
Adjustment
         472,949        561,100     1,161,299     1,365,869     1,463,810     1,200,381 -263,429 -18.0%  
Grand Total
  119,381,038 120,877,799 124,951,185 125,581,237 125,399,522 125,617,157 +217,635 +0.2%  

 

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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