Transit Use

Number of Rides per Capita on Regional Transportation Systems

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Change in Per Capita Transit Use, 2010-2017
San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties
Transportation System 2010 per Capita Ridership* 2017 per Capita Ridership* Percent Change
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
All Service 16.69 14.10 -15.5%
Express Bus Service 0.38 0.50 +30.7%
SamTrans 5.57 4.36 -21.7%
Caltrain 4.79 6.92 +44.5%
Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) 0.27 0.48 +81.0%
Total 27.32 25.86 -5.3%

Estimates are the sum of annual ridership on the light rail and bus systems in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (from SamTrans and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority), and rides on Caltrain and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE). Data does not include paratransit, such as SamTrans’ Redi-Wheels program. The California Department of Finance E-4 Population Estimates were used to compute per-capita values.

Transit data are in fiscal years.

Table: *All per capita transit use figures are based on the population of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties combined; Figures are intended for comparison over time, and are not representative of per capita transit use for each individual agency within the area it serves.

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