During Q3 of 2010, average weekday ridership on California’s six light rail systems totaled over 486,900 trips. California has been a national leader in this form of transportation, and accounts for the largest state share of light rail ridership nationwide.
Systems listed in order of average weekday ridership*
Metro Rail Blue, Green, & Gold Lines (156,600) – Los Angeles County MTA
Muni Metro (153,900) – San Francisco Municipal Railway, SFMTA
San Diego Trolley (92,100) – SDMTS
RT Light Rail (44,400)- Sacramento Regional Transit District
VTA Light Rail (32,800) – Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Sprinter (7,100) – North County Transit District
Two new light rail systems are currently being planned.
SMART – Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Monterey Light Rail - Transportation Agency for Monterey County
*Figures from American Public Transportation Association’s Q3 2010 Ridership Report.