Key Performance Indicators

Combined Ridership (unlinked trips)

Definition: Unlinked trips are passenger boardings on our buses, trains and Mobility vans.  Passengers are counted each time they board a MARTA vehicle. A person’s journey from one destination to another may require two unlinked trips, for example, - taking a train to a station and then transferring to a bus. This is an industry-wide standard established for National Transit Database.  

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Performance (October 2017):

Combined Ridership for the month of October was 11.3 million unlinked passenger boardings, falling short of the forecast by 0.1 million, or 0.9%. The 2018 Fiscal Year-to-Date (months of July through October) Combined Ridership of 42.8 million unlinked trips fell short of the forecast by 1.9 million, or 4.4%.