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Average CTA bus ridership data is available for May 1998 through October 2016.

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Route Service Type Trend 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
1 Indiana/Hyde ParkSupporttrned chart1,7551,9552,0192,3042,9793,0223,0363,1753,4743,4263,3873,2673,3623,9967,1537,7767,5998,1277,530
2 Hyde Park ExpressSupporttrned chart3,2963,5453,3903,2563,2342,9842,7862,5472,4642,4592,3512,6912,4912,3721,7361,0441,0381,164945
3 King DrKeytrned chart18,97420,33920,52022,58224,20523,34523,38922,36823,32523,59824,30324,47425,26024,81224,12923,17423,98224,21423,580
4 Cottage GroveKeytrned chart21,32021,98122,68124,63126,28725,17725,22323,93324,21923,13523,69724,71426,32824,95325,45923,09622,73023,99225,251
5 South Shore Night Bus Ridership for CTA bus routes 95E and N5 is tabulated togetherKeytrned chart326551488336565517503433476
6 Jackson Park ExpressKeytrned chart9,50910,93410,96011,74411,97312,08411,90111,76013,35711,80011,43011,66511,2298,96318,40518,49419,99219,66119,007
7 HarrisonSupporttrned chart5,5316,4776,4357,6317,9168,0547,9258,5828,5847,6856,8806,5396,6706,0616,1345,7295,7165,6395,212
8 HalstedKeytrned chart22,59024,56024,14726,43425,78526,31524,25726,83826,30822,53420,45221,91221,53719,73921,17520,43920,80220,61120,288
8A South HalstedSupporttrned chart3,2373,6043,6745,4514,3454,1664,1814,2834,2594,0263,8804,0173,8433,8923,4513,2654,0473,9273,674
9 AshlandKeytrned chart19,20130,02129,25632,23633,68932,72232,30421,09123,59624,80326,71332,35833,41331,62432,19230,73532,86631,74330,767
X9 Ashland ExpressSupporttrned chart9,15311,61212,55510,8686,629
11 LincolnSupporttrned chart2,0391,7011,7361,6995,8445,8155,5855,7966,2946,5593,4103,3583,2953,3753,5773,5893,7874,0254,186
12 RooseveltKeytrned chart14,77915,24915,20415,53617,71716,74016,03815,29816,09112,76911,80712,00111,48110,92411,05810,12811,86111,17711,077
J14 Jeffery Jump Service started mid November 2012Supporttrned chart11,32612,10112,66214,121
15 Jeffrey LocalKeytrned chart7,7998,0848,1678,5968,8709,1629,1368,8389,1978,0438,3178,6088,6488,531
18 16th/18thSupporttrned chart4,0583,9924,3664,2974,3024,1393,5593,0231,8421,8071,5981,5741,4531,6491,6711,6561,6081,7801,935
19 Stadium ExpressSpecialtrned chart224213351307319311456188466446431380299309317234355
20 MadisonKeytrned chart18,02118,89519,71220,89222,05520,93722,07521,55123,26325,04924,76625,26523,84322,71325,19523,88721,27821,70220,188
21 CermakKeytrned chart9,81910,1789,3929,25010,8179,9889,9789,89710,0378,5077,4696,8777,0937,5407,7797,3688,0597,5137,077
22 ClarkKeytrned chart16,89618,01718,92920,41821,55122,25221,78423,45724,57621,72420,61520,73320,92220,13520,69720,67222,15322,52021,968
24 WentworthSupporttrned chart2,9943,2323,3044,2924,0873,7703,4693,7203,9574,0954,2184,3154,6315,1225,0014,8494,4165,6004,568
26 South Shore ExpressSupporttrned chart4,2983,4793,4363,6213,5583,3453,0972,8232,8382,5662,3992,5202,2851,814
28 Stony IslandKeytrned chart6,8237,4477,7428,3665,6875,5055,7355,7646,4078,58110,09910,41810,73510,97513,53813,03212,17013,44412,145
29 StateKeytrned chart12,10913,56313,65517,71016,13515,82914,63514,90716,78415,90316,42816,53416,74917,67718,79616,15518,80417,24718,155
30 South ChicagoSupporttrned chart3,5884,0853,9843,6984,2753,9933,9253,6774,0313,8513,6993,8793,9183,7943,9884,1344,1724,1474,132
31 31stSupporttrned chart538
34 South Michigan Ridership for CTA bus routes 34 and 119 is tabulated together through year 2000.Keytrned chart5,3615,6905,7935,5876,6486,6536,3396,4096,6125,7876,2006,1656,7486,7847,9878,05613,90513,14113,926
35 35thKeytrned chart5,5726,1755,9295,2756,3015,7005,4445,7246,4857,0396,5086,3706,1776,4746,8796,6856,4385,9975,514
36 BroadwayKeytrned chart11,94212,95613,66314,64117,50016,44316,59817,47717,36515,71515,59615,29015,60914,75615,80314,85416,38815,75317,011
37 SedgwickSupporttrned chart1,5421,6331,7231,5981,2012,8442,7572,8533,1182,5172,7402,9463,000
39 PershingKeytrned chart2,2382,3122,0602,2072,7042,3472,2952,2342,2732,0971,9532,0981,8531,8292,1112,3702,3192,5532,450
43 43rdSupporttrned chart1,6441,8991,9601,8132,1072,3202,2032,0061,9301,5371,4391,5481,4471,2321,3611,3531,4391,4981,459
44 Wallace/RacineSupporttrned chart3,8114,1594,3825,1405,2915,3215,3426,0317,2427,1367,0017,2966,9656,8587,0496,5226,7566,8676,930
47 47thKeytrned chart10,61011,41010,68210,33212,30111,90611,89912,23612,44712,95711,86213,06012,60012,4938,6638,9179,3989,3859,101
48 South DamenSupporttrned chart1,0321,4321,2861,3621,4661,2871,3311,1671,3011,2561,2041,2511,2491,3071,4211,2041,2511,2611,584
49 Western Keytrned chart17,25226,10626,32928,39330,90830,69429,67215,97521,67319,91420,48120,49721,90821,27723,12425,34525,33124,97027,244
49B North WesternKeytrned chart5,8095,8835,6735,9516,3795,9385,8265,7715,8715,5605,3315,3354,8064,8725,0845,3845,5915,3365,765
X49 Western ExpressSupporttrned chart7,20616,65714,50714,13211,71613,38411,4919,3358,3136,5466,3225,839
50 DamenSupporttrned chart10,24110,83510,77211,62411,53110,91110,3119,9969,8269,3488,6328,6948,2037,3248,8568,5298,6599,0588,423
51 51stSupporttrned chart1,5661,4681,7441,7662,4612,2592,3202,4182,6862,4582,4052,6943,0402,9635,2105,2804,9104,8954,611
52 Kedzie/CaliforniaSupporttrned chart12,43913,31712,54513,84214,89314,57814,40614,64015,06313,19312,28312,25511,42211,49512,95412,02512,93712,65811,222
52A South KedzieKeytrned chart4,6424,5424,8055,0105,1625,2695,1484,9995,5275,5755,0537,3637,3097,0647,1237,0816,8296,5886,486
53 PulaskiKeytrned chart20,16821,60621,59322,46523,92723,31023,17122,63223,70523,03421,78824,70922,09822,16224,09521,61223,64623,40121,699
53A South PulaskiKeytrned chart9,4269,5949,29210,03110,31810,0089,3558,5019,1759,4559,43210,72010,34310,01510,50511,19510,81610,76710,540
54 CiceroKeytrned chart11,58712,40512,64812,33913,64413,29713,5848,80410,10711,96614,27312,64111,95412,30212,35812,89612,94812,61212,141
54A North Cicero/Skokie BlvdSupporttrned chart8008509521,0451,2001,1331,0941,0371,1551,1561,2371,3391,3161,2401,3721,3021,4401,3471,372
54B South CiceroKeytrned chart3,4843,8583,6493,6754,3444,2004,2923,6053,8003,9573,9355,1385,1905,1785,0275,0515,0465,2755,340
55 GarfieldKeytrned chart11,32512,52312,19712,75914,12013,73114,3458,91912,64713,02913,62314,60015,87613,65213,11813,38613,99613,56312,351
55A 55th/Austin Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart362328322226326256227247246
55N 55th/Narragansett Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart6526436186276796997017167119179921,0941,0521,0181,0901,1791,2129901,031
56 MilwaukeeSupporttrned chart8,7749,13312,44410,31911,14011,30911,58413,02614,97614,46512,81114,89314,08613,82715,83014,96515,10714,21514,721
57 LaramieSupporttrned chart2,8285,0345,3074,1413,5503,3433,5203,4923,4913,4833,0443,2003,3273,5723,7143,2533,1733,0833,200
59 59th/61stSupporttrned chart3,6994,3874,2293,7144,4974,2354,1413,9004,2873,9173,6783,8994,0674,1794,6134,2724,6144,6014,387
60 Blue Island/26thKeytrned chart11,58010,97011,11412,71513,04113,04813,78014,41815,32714,33313,99314,16315,07114,62115,78615,35114,92614,63414,606
62 ArcherKeytrned chart11,30112,18911,27612,60013,13512,72713,18914,05916,17015,29715,14215,95715,02515,08916,03015,77815,43514,38515,213
62H Archer/HarlemSupporttrned chart1,1211,0329831,1351,4511,6191,4101,5741,7771,3101,5041,6121,3341,4741,5111,4511,5811,8351,496
63 63rd StreetKeytrned chart17,31218,58220,17119,08122,08521,86421,73323,31924,66723,61921,45721,70721,43822,96622,36622,08023,98823,12121,944
63W West 63rd Ridership for CTA bus routes 63W and 165 is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart1,4571,4831,4981,4521,8561,8491,6742,0962,0772,2302,3712,4662,3022,1922,4622,4152,3662,2642,296
65 GrandSupporttrned chart9,0459,1608,6958,5788,8358,7558,5738,1618,0497,0176,3797,2387,1656,5477,1987,2346,7666,7546,384
66 ChicagoKeytrned chart22,94524,41625,07827,12627,95826,92825,45125,74625,49323,02022,95623,14521,55921,98624,62021,58522,77522,25421,784
67 67th/69th/71stKeytrned chart12,16413,00513,87912,98315,67015,79015,63915,37915,73115,60115,45216,83115,55815,13015,49414,57615,69015,83615,113
68 Northwest HwySupporttrned chart1,5781,6181,4441,6421,4881,5781,3491,6981,8851,7612,2351,8611,7091,5262,1471,7241,9232,5832,165
70 DivisionSupporttrned chart9,46410,4529,44010,47210,59210,71710,73011,14812,09711,71410,94311,42411,56611,64812,39610,44811,29811,11111,443
71 71stKeytrned chart9,1479,1999,5088,69110,52110,65110,80711,45411,96912,10211,24911,99912,06911,3877,9987,3847,8328,8347,370
72 NorthKeytrned chart15,39316,70415,85616,82018,05817,12216,44617,51918,18316,41015,44116,25715,94115,48415,07615,62716,68716,12316,201
73 ArmitageSupporttrned chart6,2244,5744,9795,9516,7146,5946,2876,2506,6995,8395,4556,5706,3535,6605,9885,0085,3605,1155,992
74 FullertonKeytrned chart12,48513,69513,38214,47714,66114,56913,56313,19813,69613,08712,52313,11813,44613,75314,85513,45913,65113,66112,780
75 74th/75thSupporttrned chart7,4128,2598,1407,7298,6648,6258,8858,5748,9929,2988,5058,3568,2998,8778,8767,5987,2947,4177,694
76 DiverseySupporttrned chart12,16512,71112,69912,92113,48512,29912,17312,18112,44411,03911,62812,83112,53012,89014,50712,69513,66813,47713,567
77 BelmontKeytrned chart22,12823,45423,00924,74024,76724,86123,57322,24524,48923,55822,19524,02122,67721,74022,76321,07121,27320,11619,848
78 MontroseSupporttrned chart8,2748,7869,55710,30110,30310,2639,2069,25310,2709,5059,5809,7818,8559,4878,9779,48610,2089,9358,920
79 79thKeytrned chart26,84328,60027,98427,75232,93433,90234,26134,98437,28036,68233,30936,05935,39333,10436,00032,29433,74433,38830,745
80 Irving ParkKeytrned chart11,85413,58613,34214,39515,39915,75515,6257,79412,59913,76313,37612,30712,68612,38412,10412,40912,72713,06812,625
81 LawrenceKeytrned chart12,19412,62012,49013,20314,49914,52014,92614,28915,92314,84314,37214,61414,76614,77414,49115,61715,36215,15414,367
81W West LawrenceSupporttrned chart1,8171,7021,7371,7371,6731,7461,6961,9282,0831,8851,7901,9721,8011,5341,6041,5291,7011,9981,828
82 Kimball/HomanKeytrned chart20,20621,09820,82222,17122,40421,54520,14820,49221,12620,47019,40120,30419,89919,24319,63020,03421,97421,96420,459
84 PetersonKeytrned chart4,0484,3744,3314,5634,2674,7674,8454,7985,1104,8584,5134,4574,5564,3494,2794,1434,5424,7184,245
85 CentralKeytrned chart9,94210,85611,36211,85412,89412,56112,52913,44614,65114,95313,80413,26913,95813,69014,62713,52514,55713,08612,127
85A North CentralSupporttrned chart6517561,0039131,0791,0731,0009601,1021,0688561,1469371,1281,0229089678781,237
86 Narragansett/RidgelandSupporttrned chart3,2573,3823,4693,6333,8363,6223,2193,0022,9192,8042,6782,2062,2332,0652,3642,2842,0112,0462,149
87 87thKeytrned chart13,21914,55013,95814,61116,58617,05217,28517,75819,17719,03418,33120,14218,30618,21918,71816,54717,21917,90916,808
88 HigginsSupporttrned chart1,4861,4351,3311,4461,4781,4631,4131,6541,7841,7001,8631,9342,0801,8801,9011,8561,8362,1402,214
90 HarlemKeytrned chart4,9915,6375,3895,7685,7535,4705,6785,4526,2385,7655,8155,1374,5954,3594,2353,6894,1734,8894,269
91 AustinSupporttrned chart6,9597,5587,8448,1778,7668,4868,8639,3359,97910,0459,85410,1299,3239,5809,4598,2789,4339,7399,503
92 FosterSupporttrned chart6,8127,5737,5227,6647,8188,2708,2158,5939,4418,6529,3138,3368,3678,4868,7448,0098,0917,8997,410
93 North CaliforniaSupporttrned chart3,7203,8363,6853,9423,9933,6023,6393,7133,7283,3773,1043,7363,6563,1632,5652,2152,4422,2622,371
94 South CaliforniaSupporttrned chart9,76410,5579,95910,75111,57010,94111,00311,17112,11011,40311,01812,42911,81410,73610,91910,71411,84811,19611,173
95 95thKeytrned chart6,038
95E 93rd/95th Ridership for CTA bus routes 95E and N5 is tabulated together.Keytrned chart4,0954,2634,5035,4895,6695,1435,8506,2535,9165,6655,6375,5735,8026,7786,2976,4556,5076,470
95W 95thKeytrned chart2,4942,5952,6435,0325,0934,9805,4595,4014,7874,8825,0354,8274,6405,2554,9135,4585,2195,129
96 LuntSupporttrned chart8599788688529759739459421,0411,3351,2141,1211,1039051,5901,3291,3281,3371,423
97 SkokieSupporttrned chart3,3163,4353,3753,5704,1204,5664,1694,3344,0773,7073,3313,7363,5113,6403,8753,6483,9034,1364,220
X98 Avon ExpressSupporttrned chart16191816187121202208209314314320365303402
100 Jeffery Manor ExpressSupporttrned chart7418627007931,1951,0441,0961,0761,0511,0641,1121,0801,3271,2931,2851,4071,1981,113988
103 West 103rdSupporttrned chart2,7892,9523,1433,1063,9203,9193,6913,9884,3773,8973,8664,4354,6173,9244,2404,0294,0864,2814,286
106 East 103rdSupporttrned chart1,8061,9072,2412,4052,8832,6152,5002,7242,9242,6952,2302,6012,6412,3623,2162,7272,9343,4833,163
108 Halsted/95thSupporttrned chart1,4301,5361,5721,7872,2372,1922,4502,5813,2292,8472,7042,7092,8482,9113,0263,1713,2523,7403,793
111 Pullman/111/115Supporttrned chart3,8734,3244,3384,0597,4636,7436,6367,2777,6156,4626,4707,3567,1006,6136,6546,1866,1426,4156,629
111A Pullman Shuttle (null)Supporttrned chart20521319056
112 Vincennes/111thSupporttrned chart2,5722,8262,7002,7253,2613,0823,1023,5604,0113,9214,0014,4254,0834,6784,5154,0664,3654,1584,103
115 115th/PullmanSupporttrned chart3,4564,5174,6003,314
119 Michigan/119th Ridership for CTA bus routes 34 and 119 is tabulated together through year 2000.Keytrned chart4,7074,7625,0925,0646,3436,2696,7756,7766,4416,3925,5056,8966,0546,0346,5645,172
120 NW/Wacker ExpressSupporttrned chart8688979871,0876916919491,4051,4271,1572,0191,8471,9181,9421,8229846339361,240
121 Union/Wacker ExpressSupporttrned chart1,0541,3971,4241,5478609951,1491,4251,7201,5361,4881,7412,5602,0481,6071,4358841,1591,744
124 Navy Pier ExpressSpecialtrned chart9337821,0209649838629801,3291,4801,3751,2621,1961,1561,090
125 Water Tower ExpressSupporttrned chart1,3281,2661,5091,6321,7261,7022,1112,2102,2372,5652,8443,0512,9892,5352,6872,7732,7662,3012,301
126 JacksonSupporttrned chart5,8676,8937,0147,5237,4677,8578,5179,49510,52910,96210,22810,67410,6549,81110,7649,84611,18111,11610,781
128 Soldier Field ExpressSpecialtrned chart7674911,071
130 Grant Park TreasuresSpecialtrned chart888
132 Goose Island ExpressSupporttrned chart254231293359286301315330351342
134 Stockton / Lasalle ExpressSupporttrned chart2,9162,8333,5573,6443,4083,3362,9072,7173,0133,2982,5121,7391,6351,276
135 Wilson/Lasalle ExpressSupporttrned chart3,1833,1063,5813,9804,1974,0963,6913,8074,4564,2153,5902,6582,6451,9293,0773,2883,0672,4202,579
136 Sheridan/Lasalle ExpressSupporttrned chart1,8961,8741,9762,2862,6442,4282,1412,1992,5412,1492,1331,5401,8621,9492,1941,9451,8142,0521,830
143 Stockton / Michigan ExpressSupporttrned chart1,9191,9831,9412,0161,6641,6581,3831,3181,1899169238721,070931
146 Marine/MichiganSupporttrned chart13,61214,04413,97515,0219,4369,6369,98310,59410,4829,9919,3749,1928,88113,4099,1819,01510,4859,6319,381
147 Outer Drive ExpressSupporttrned chart12,31613,25113,99214,30414,76915,28615,31716,06919,02117,01412,53412,24611,9319,91410,0069,4819,5049,6899,098
148 Clarendon / Michigan ExpressSupporttrned chart2,4902,5492,4062,4402,3762,4922,2582,0772,2292,6111,8412,1821,589
151 SheridanKeytrned chart15,61816,93017,68418,50520,09820,57121,14620,85623,34319,56620,12220,55721,42420,96023,49724,08325,56424,57125,092
152 AddisonSupporttrned chart10,50811,25211,10111,38811,34811,42410,85010,66011,99711,85311,86112,19111,80112,66411,59311,75212,22613,03513,108
154 Wrigley Field ExpressSpecialtrned chart12568751,9981,358102
155 DevonKeytrned chart7,3537,7577,5717,5766,8868,1887,8057,6478,2187,2086,3956,6126,7576,2296,8147,2867,4947,3337,165
156 LasalleSupporttrned chart6,9337,5777,9248,7028,0528,7418,6409,09710,89910,6249,5889,1209,0699,0198,8198,2478,6449,0849,057
157 StreetervilleSupporttrned chart6,7686,3336,8216,7526,6386,4736,5485,9182,0562,4463,2973,7153,1763,0293,3673,1842,7853,2693,881
165 West 65th Ridership for CTA bus routes 63W and 165 is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart128127119758270686887
169 69/UPS ExpressSupporttrned chart203223246215426346422382421421288307183508544896320
170 Univ. of Chicago = MidwaySupporttrned chart262310429350339381413422328283327258202230213267
171 Univ. of Chicago = Hyde ParkSupporttrned chart1,4701,5131,3651,6851,9941,5672,1601,3414,2122,7822,2591,3358431,3811,2451,0311,121
172 Univ. of Chicago = KenwoodSupporttrned chart2,6692,2642,3922,8222,6202,6322,8362,0622,1021,8561,3751,0489621,0221,3921,717927
173 Univ. of Chicago = LakeviewSupporttrned chart191189154179194190258226217
192 University of Chicago Hosp. Exp.Supporttrned chart881903922976841869857758584736497
201 Central/ShermanSupporttrned chart2,5552,3771,9961,9842,3192,2542,2202,1381,7271,4731,6171,6771,5601,4131,3671,3541,5031,4681,486
205 Chicago / GolfSupporttrned chart9151,0569131,0101,3021,1971,1011,0261,0339371,0681,0531,0261,219
206 Evanston CirculatorSupporttrned chart7979729781,0188608798428989869481,0871,7611,161992
0 Route Undeterminedtrned chart3,1236,5248,0026,6525,7023,2573,3483,4044,3014,5255,6233,4524,5673,9374,0334,0464,2997,4027,499
1001 Special Event RouteSpecialtrned chart582,31437312516138761962451,100
1002 Special Event RouteSpecialtrned chart726
System875,527937,111943,323988,6481,030,8271,014,1361,001,317998,4021,068,9121,018,576978,5111,011,399995,370971,0211,001,626955,938990,656984,584958,035
Source: Chicago Transit Authority, Data Services

"Key" routes provide the backbone of CTA bus service. They include the most productive routes plus additional routes to provide geographic coverage of Chicago. "Support" routes are the remaining routes, which support the rail and key bus network.

Occasionally, a bus operator may enter the route number incorrectly into the fare box. If it is not possible to determine what the route number should have been, CTA considers the route “unspecified” and assigns it the route number "0".

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