TABLE 3 Comparison of Survey Estimates for Subway Ridership with Actual System Statistics Percentage change

1995 System statistics MTA subway riders (000) Estimated PATH riders from PATH survey (000) (c,d) Survey estimates Main mode subway (000) Access/egress 1: subway–main mode subway (000) Access/egress 2–5: subway–main mode subway (000) (a) Access/egress: main mode not subway (000) Total survey: subway No subway segments: main mode subway (000) Subway segments: main mode subway (000) Consecutive subway segments: main mode subway (000) (b) Total survey: subway 1,107.9 57.1

2001 1,412.5 60.0 1,283.5 83.9 6.6 35.3 1,409.4

352.2 646.3 136.2 1,134.7


Assumptions: (a) Consecutive access/egress by subway suggest PATH in 2001. (b) Consecutive segments include subway transfer and PATH. (c) In 2001, PATH + subway could be 60,000–80,000 trips per weekday, annualized to approximately 60,000 per day. (d) Census 1990–2000 county work flow indicates 9.8% growth in New Jersey workers in New York; assume 1995–2000 = 5% then 1995 PATH riders = 57,100. Sources: New York State Department of Transportation, NPTS/NHTS tabulations. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership statistics. Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH), Monthly passenger traffic by station, various years, obtained by special request of New York State Department of Transportation, Passenger Transportation Division.

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