Mass Transit

Per Capita Transit Use

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

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. FY 2023-24 ridership estimated using FY 2023-24 year-to-date ridership numbers (annual estimate based on data through September for Caltrain and SamTrans, October for VTA, and November for ACE). FY 2023-24 per capita ridership calculated using 2023 population estimates.


Transit data are in fiscal years. Regional per capita ridership is based on the populations of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties combined.

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