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Public Transit Availability and Use

Great public transit can attract existing residents, businesses, tourists and new talent. Multi-modal transportation can make it easier and more affordable to get around, improving congestion and commute times in the process. The indicators below represent supply and demand of transit options. Vehicle Revenue Miles gauges the availability of public transit routes whereas Ridership communicates the attractiveness and functionality of mobility options.

Transit Ridership per Capita
Transit Vehicle Revenue Miles


Tampa Bay’s performance in Transit Ridership per Capita and Transit Vehicle Revenue Miles per Capita (TVRM) have gotten worse in both value and ranking. While the U.S. average in ridership is 24.35 per capita, Tampa Bay is 5.54 per capita. Tampa Bay has 7.30 TVRM per capita at 7.30, less than half the U.S. average value of 15.27.


  • High transit ridership indicates the community has attractive mobility options, similarly increases in transit vehicle revenue miles reflect the addition of new routes and services.


  • Decreasing performance indicates that mobility options are not meeting the needs of consumers, and/or that routes have been cut.


  • Ridership Trends
  • Local Funding and Budgets
  • Volume of Public Transit Options
  • Efficiency and Quality of Existing Services  
  • Wealth