CTA ridership almost half a billion in 2005
CTA buses and trains provided nearly half a billion rides in 2005 - 492,405,118 to be exact. That's what the CTA reported today.
That total represents a 3.7% increase over 2004 and the highest ridership since 1992. The bus system accounted for 303.2 million of those rides; 186.8 million on the rails. Interestingly, "the most notable growth on the system for 2005 was on Sundays, a 6.7 percent increase compared to 2004," according to the CTA press release.
Another milestone for the CTA in 2005 was making all of its bus fleet accessible to people with disabilities.