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U.S. tramway network - leading cities by ridership 2019

The statistic displays the main cities in the United States with the largest light-rail systems in 2019, based on ridership. In that year, Los Angeles' tram system reported almost 51.4 million passenger trips on its light-rail lines.

U.S. cities with the largest light-rail systems in 2019, by ridership (in 1,000 unlinked transit passenger trips)*

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Release date

February 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Cities with transit agencies assigned by urbanized areas or urban places of less than 50,000 population outside urbanized areas based on 2000 U.S. Census Population.

** Ridership figures include data from Sound Transit and King County Department of Transportation.
Data may differ from that included in Federal Transit Administration reports due to differences in data calculation procedures and in periods of time covered.

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