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August/September 2000

PROFILE OF MAJOR BAY AREA TRANSIT OPERATORS
Ranked by size of operating budget
Transit agency FY 2000-01 operating budget
($ in millions)
Active fleet (fixed route) Average weekday boardings Percent ridership increase (decrease)
FY 1998-99 FY 1999-20001
SF Muni $411 1,025 682,243 701,814 2.9
BART $337 669 278,6832 310,2682 11.3
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) $295 562 176,661 177,153 0.3
bus
    154,082 151,480 (1.7)
light rail
    22,579 25,673 13.7
AC Transit $203 769 221,849 230,0003 3.7
Golden Gate Transit $69 269 38,155 38,740 1.5
bus
    32,589 32,600 0
ferry
    5,566 6,140 10.3
SamTrans $67 318 60,346 59,130 (2.0)
Caltrain $63 102 26,861 30,052 11.9
Capitol Corridor Rail $28 24 1,4134 1,8754 32.7
County Connection $24 112 16,337 16,882 3.3
Vallejo Transit $13 55 13,800 14,500 5.0
bus
    11,500 12,000 8.7
ferry
    2,300 2,500 4.3
1FY 1999-2000 ridership figures are unaudited

2BART reports passenger trips, i.e., boardings minus intrasystem transfers.

3Estimated

4Daily average, including weekend days

Sources: MTC, individual transit operators

As can be seen in the table above, transit ridership is on the rise in the Bay Area. Passengers flocked to the region's rail services over the last year, resulting in double-digit ridership increases for BART, Caltrain, the Capitols and VTA light-rail service. Ferries also experienced healthy ridership gains.

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