These reports outline the ridership volumes and counts, historical statistics regarding bus and LRT usage, and annual customer satisfaction results. Daily ridership figures refer to the total number of boardings on a transit vehicle (bus or LRT). Annual or monthly ridership figures refer to the total number of linked trips.

What is Ridership?

Ridership is the total number of linked passenger trips.

  • Trips: one-way trips from origin to destination
  • Linked Trips: a trip connected by more than one public transit vehicle entry

Note: Daily ridership figures refer to the total number of boardings on a transit vehicle (bus or LRT). Annual or monthly ridership figures refer to the total number of linked trips.

Linked Trips:
A linked trip is the complete ride from an origin to a destination, no matter how many transfers between buses (or between LRT and buses) it takes to complete the trip.

The number of linked trips is obtained through an analysis of the monthly sales of the various fare media (for example, monthly passes, ticket books, electronic fare boxes and cash).

What are Boardings?

Boardings are the number of passenger entries onto a public transit vehicle.

Boarding is counted each time a passenger boards a bus or LRT vehicle even though the boarding may be the result of a transfer from another route to complete the same one-way journey.

The number of boardings is obtained by counting passengers (manually or with a machine) as they board each transit vehicle.