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Public Transit Ridership
Los Angeles County, Fiscal Year 2004-2005
                                                                                                     Previous Statistics:  1998-1999  1999-2000
  2000-2001
                                                                                                                                     2001-2002  2002-2003  2003-2004

System

Ridership

Vehicles in Operation at Peak Weekday Usage

Year Founded

Contact
(Telephone)

MTA* - Motor Bus

364,787,355

2,041

1958

1-800-COMMUTE
TTY 1-800-252-9040
213-922-6000 (main)

MTA* - Street Car

37,970,291

89

1990

same as above

MTA* - Rapid Rail

36,272,621

62

1993

same as above

Long Beach Transit

26,964,674

179

1963

562-591-2301

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus

20,543,294

145

1928

310-451-5444

Foothill Transit

14,747,521

250

1988

1-800-743-3463

Montebello Bus Lines

9,474,939

67

1930

323-887-4600

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (MetroLink)

10,693,327

139

1992

1-800-371-5465
TTY 1-800-698-4TDD

Gardena Municipal Bus Lines

4,656,211

40

1940

323-324-1475

Culver City Transit

5,402,335

32

1928

310-253-6500

System

Ridership

Vehicles in Operation at Peak Weekday Usage

Year Founded

Contact
(Telephone)

Torrance Transit

4,612,548

55

1940

310-618-6266

Antelope Valley Transit Authority

2,693,772

49

1992

661-945-9445
Santa Clarita Transit 3,446,513

47

1991 661-294-1287

Norwalk Transit

2,556,054

27

1974

562-929-5550
Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) (Commuter Express; Community Connection; DASH) 2,404,328

146

1976

(213, 310, 323 or 818) 808-2273
TTY 1-800-252-9040

Commerce Municipal Bus Lines

675,074

6

1960

323-887-4419
DowneyLINK Public Transit Service 232,504

6

1994

562-529-5465

Palos Verdes Transit Authority

165,249

21

1995

310-544-7108
Beach Cities Transit (Redondo Beach) 56,918 5 2005 310-937-6660

*LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), once known as Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD)
n/a information not available
Source: California State Controller

 

The MTA bus system operates 185 routes. There are 18,500 bus stops in MTA's 1,433 square mile service area.

The oldest public transit bus systems still operating in Los Angeles County are Culver City Transit (established March 4, 1928)
and Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (established April 14, 1928).

There are 2,084 licensed taxi cabs in the City of Los Angeles as compared to 12,187 in New York City and 6,300 in Chicago.
It is estimated that from 1,500 to 4,000 “bandit” or unlicensed cabs also operate on L.A. streets.

 

 

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