267 million

February 23, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of rides on NJ Transit buses and trains in 2014

NJ Transit handled 267 million rides on the state’s system of buses, rail, and light rail in 2014.

That represented a 7 percent increase in rail ridership over 2013 — to 84 million — but a relatively flat number of bus riders at 161 million. The number of light-rail riders increased by almost 5 percent to 22 million.

By far the largest number of system riders come from the north and central areas of New Jersey. Bus riders are pretty much split between north (69.6 million) and central Jersey (68.3 million). The southern division only had 23 million rides.

As for rail ridership, there were 52 million rides through the Newark division and 31 million through Hoboken. Only 1 million rides went through Atlantic City.

Light-rail ridership followed a similar pattern, with 13.8 million rides on the Hudson-Bergen line; 5.3 million through Newark; and only 2.9 million on South Jersey’s River Line.