CATABUS Ridership Information

Working closely with Avail Technologies Inc. of State College and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, CATA has developed a program to provide detailed, current CATABUS ridership data right here on our web site. The program continuously generates ridership totals for several different periods of time and then breaks those totals down further by route and fare category. The totals are then compared to the corresponding time periods a year ago to show ridership trends. Using the ridership data collected through the previous day, those totals and trends are then displayed in nine different tables and graphs which are generated daily and and available through the links below. Note that the ridership totals include only passengers using the CATABUS ("fixed route") service. That includes all of the Community (formerly Centre Line) and Campus (Loop & Link) Service routes. CATARIDE (Paratransit and Senior Citizen Shared Ride) passengers and those using the various CATACOMMUTE services are not included in these totals.

All nine tables and charts on one page

Individual Ridership Tables and Charts

A detailed description of the totals in each of those tables and charts is provided below with links that will open just that individual tables and/or /chart in a separate window.

 

Total CATABUS ridership:

Ridership by Service - Summary: This table shows total ridership for the CATABUS seventeen-route Community Service (formerly Centre Line) and the Campus Service (four-route LOOP/LINK service) over the following four different time periods:

Month-to-Date (the current calendar month to-date)
Previous 30 Days (the last 30 days)
Year-to-Date (the current calendar year to-date)
Previous 365 Days (the last 365 days)

The percentage change from that exact same corresponding time period a year ago is then shown next to each of those totals. The date shown at the top of the table indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

Community (Centre Line) Ridership Trend: This graph is a graphic representation of those percentage changes in Community Service ridership from each of the four time periods tracked. The date shown at the top of the chart indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

Campus (LOOP/LINK) Ridership Trend: This graph is a graphic representation of those percentage changes in Campus Service ridership from each of the four time periods tracked. The date shown at the top of the chart indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

 

Ridership by Route:

Community (Centre Line) Ridership by Route: This table takes those Community Service (Centre Line) ridership totals from the Ridership by Service - Summary table and breaks them down by route over the following four different time periods:

Month-to-Date (the current calendar month to-date)
Previous 30 Days (the last 30 days)
Year-to-Date (the current calendar year to-date)
Previous 365 Days (the last 365 days)

The percentage change from that exact same corresponding time period a year ago is then shown next to each of those totals. The date shown at the top of the table indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

Community (Centre Line) Ridership: This chart is a graphic representation of the totals from the "Previous 365 Days" column of the above Community (Centre Line) Ridership by Route table.

Campus (Loop & Link) Ridership by Route: This table takes those Campus Service (Loop & Link) ridership totals from the Ridership by Service - Summary table and breaks them down by route over the following four different time periods:

Month-to-Date (the current calendar month to-date)
Previous 30 Days (the last 30 days)
Year-to-Date (the current calendar year to-date)
Previous 365 Days (the last 365 days)

The percentage change from that exact same corresponding time period a year ago is then shown next to each of those totals. The date shown at the top of the table indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

Campus (Loop & Link) Ridership: This chart is a graphic representation of the totals from the "Previous 365 Days" column of the above Campus (Loop & Link) Ridership by Route table.

 

Ridership by Fare Category:

Community (Centre Line) Ridership by Fare - Detail: This table takes those Community Service (Centre Line) ridership totals from the Ridership by Service - Summary table and breaks them down by fare category over the following four different time periods:

Month-to-Date (the current calendar month to-date)
Previous 30 Days (the last 30 days)
Year-to-Date (the current calendar year to-date)
Previous 365 Days (the last 365 days)

The percentage change from that exact same corresponding time period a year ago is then shown next to each of those totals. The date shown at the top of the table indicates when the information is through or as-of (usually about 3-4 days prior to today's date).

Community (Centre Line) Ridership by Fare: This chart is a graphic representation of the totals from the "Previous 365 Days" column of the above Community (Centre Line) Ridership by Fare - Detail table.

Since their is no fare required for the Campus Service (Loop & Link) there is no Campus Service (Loop & Link) Ridership by Fare data collected for that service.

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