Transit Rides per Capita
In 2011, Saskatoon Transit introduced electronic bus passes. In 2016, based on electronic pass swipes, total bus ridership was 8.52 million rides or 32.1 rides per capita.
|Trips per capita||38.3||39.2||37.8||31.9||32.6||32.1||62|
How are other cities doing?
Cities use different methods of defining and estimating bus ridership which makes direct comparisons challenging. Bus ridership numbers are influenced by number of transfers required to get to a destination and allowable transfer times. Transit ridership recorded by electronic swipes is lower than the calculated ridership. Populations may also be defined and estimated differently (e.g. Municipal Population versus Service Area Population). The City of Edmonton is one of the only Western Canadian cities reporting annually on transit ridership.
2016 Transit Rides per Capita
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