Ridership

2024 Ridership by Month

 

 

 

 

May 2024

 

2023 Ridership by Month


 

 

 

2021 Ridership hits 1,000,000

 

Total Ridership for 2021: 1,061,105

2021 Ridership by Month

 

 

Total Ridership for 2020: 785,556*

(Covid-19 Pandemic)

2020 Ridership by Month

 

 

Total Ridership for 2019: 2,228,942

2019 Ridership by Month

 

Total Ridership for 2018: 2,108,586

2018 Ridership by Month

Total Ridership for 2017: 2,072,367

2017 Ridership by Month

 

 

Click here for a listing of ridership numbers by date from May 6 – December 31, 2016, the KC Streetcar’s first year of service.

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 and reviewed daily by a third-party for accuracy, using the same methodology utilized for transit services regionally, and common across the county.

 

Manual passenger count verifications are performed on a regular basis, approximately every two years. The most recent test in 2022 showed the automatic passenger counters (APCs) to be 99% accurate (APCs were .5% below manual counts).