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Ridership

 

Rides, otherwise known as “Unlinked Passenger Trips”

The KC Streetcar Authority monitors and tracks daily ridership on board the KC Streetcar. Streetcar ridership, otherwise known as “Unlinked Passenger Trips”, is the national standard used by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for calculating usage on public transportation systems across the county.

 

FTA Definition of “Unlinked Passenger Trips” (UPT):
The number of passengers who board public transportation vehicles. Passengers are counted each time they board vehicles no matter how many vehicles they use to travel from their origin to their destination.

 

KC Streetcar ridership or UPTs is calculated by Automated Passenger Counters (APC) located over each door of each streetcar vehicle. Passengers are counted as they board and exit the streetcars, and the data collected shows which stops are the most used and which hours of the day are the busiest.

 

The ridership data is downloaded daily and reviewed by a third-party for accuracy. During July 2016, members from the Ride KC team performed thirty additional manual passenger counts in order to check the APC system for accuracy. The conclusion of that activity was that the APC counts were 98.6% accurate, and were undercounting 1.4% of actual counts.  Manual passenger counts continue on a regular basis by a third party.

 

Click here for a listing of ridership numbers by date from May 6 – December 31, 2016.

 

Click here for Ridership Trends as of January 31, 2017.

Ridership Stats

  • From May 6, – September 6, the streetcar completed 835,878 passenger trips along the route.

  • During the month of June, 182,248 rides were completed.

  • On the July 4th weekend, 30,391 rides were completed.

  • The largest ridership day to date was July 16, 2016, when 15,780 rides were completed in one day.

  • During the month of July, 233,683 trips were completed. 

  • On August 17, 2016, the KC Streetcar exceeded the 700,000 ridership total.

  • During the 4 day Labor Day Weekend, 42,913 passenger trips were completed.

  • On October 7, 2016, 5 months after streetcar operations began, the KC Streetcar logged in its 1,000,000th ride. This occurred at approximately 1:30pm on Streetcar #803.

  • During 2016, the KC Streetcar completed nearly 1.4 million trips.  That’s less than 8 months of service!