Four years ago, St. Louis had the 16th most riders of rail-based transit systems in the United States. By the end of 2015, St. Louis had fallen to 19th in the rankings. As of today, St. Louis is 20th. In 3 years time, St. Louis could be be 22nd which, for all intents and purposes, is rock bottom.
The table below summarizes the top 25 rail-based transit systems excluding commuter rail, but combining totals from separate metropolitan transit agencies (e.g. Philadelphia). Data comes from the APTA Ridership Report for the 4th quarter of 2015.
|15||Salt Lake City||67,300||1,170,266||48|
- Seattle opened its U-Link extension on March 19, 2016 and has likely jumped 5 or more spots in the rankings.
- Honolulu is expected to open its new automated rail transit system in 2018. The system has a projected ridership of 120,000 trips per day.