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Ridership: February 2024

March 14, 2024

System-wide ridership in February 2024 was 69% of pre-COVID February 2019 ridership. This marks the highest recovery rate since the start of the pandemic!

System-wide ridership increased 14% from February 2023. On average there were approximately 86,304 more trips per day in February 2024 compared to February 2023. This is based on the calendar month.

Average daily ridership was 695,795 unlinked passenger trips across all modes. 

Bus mode ridership recovery reached 80% for the first time. Bus & trackless trolley ridership increased 9% from February 2023 (352,274) to February 2024 (383,806).

Bus weekday ridership recovery is strongest during the midday hours (9AM-3PM). During the 2PM hour ridership recovery stands at 82%. Ridership recovery is weaker during the late night and overnight hours. It is highest on Saturdays.

Routes with a 15 minute or greater frequency are carrying 82% of baseline ridership. The five routes with the highest recovery rates are Route 47M (144%), Route J (101%), Route 89 (99%), Route 40 (96%) and Route 47 (94%).

Trolley ridership recovery is at 63% as of February 2024 when compared to the pre-COVID February 2019 total. October 2023 ridership was the highest both in terms of the total number of unlinked passenger trips and recovery rate. February 2024 is now the second highest in terms of ridership recovery and total ridership! Ridership recovery is the strongest during the midday and overnight hours. Ridership recovery on both Saturdays and Sundays stands at 81%. Please note the Route 15 is not included in this analysis.

Combined Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line ridership has increased 24% relative to February 2023 and is at 57% of pre-pandemic levels based on revenue ridership data.

Regional Rail experienced its highest average daily ridership (77,066) and ridership recovery rate (64%) since the start of the pandemic. Ridership has also increased 19% relative to February 2023 - an increase of 12,346 unlinked trips per day!

Let’s keep this momentum going! Every trip counts and we appreciate every tap/swipe!