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Average CTA bus ridership data is available for May 1998 through December 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 Park accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5161,7061,7491,9122,2452,6232,3892,6062,8042,6933,0642,9382,8482,9956,4387,3996,2316,6647,079
2 Hyde Park Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,7402,9082,7642,7522,4702,3722,0872,1521,8541,8612,1332,2221,9381,9231,3469237608511,025
3 King Dr accessibleKeytrned chart15,64517,09418,40017,65620,50820,75318,56618,70318,21718,90321,76120,39520,42721,89722,35121,57619,45321,00020,761
4 Cottage Grove accessibleKeytrned chart18,18419,74020,43919,78122,54223,51020,80121,11019,89021,13722,26921,42722,55721,84323,36722,07719,25920,92722,649
5 South Shore Night Bus accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 95E and N5 is tabulated togetherKeytrned chart427527459453518528429421415347
6 Jackson Park Express accessibleKeytrned chart8,1719,2949,67910,38110,69110,7719,4039,56710,28410,19610,4909,5539,1637,96516,54217,30016,03416,19917,174
7 Harrison accessibleSupporttrned chart4,0624,7995,0065,7205,9326,0475,3266,3546,1955,8195,5765,1834,8164,7894,9044,9814,5414,6494,759
8 Halsted accessibleKeytrned chart17,32819,07419,10820,47920,77121,00717,85720,65619,82219,02118,69417,22716,43017,08018,09418,46417,21817,57917,965
8A South Halsted accessibleSupporttrned chart2,6282,9413,1223,0483,5793,7943,3023,4593,3783,3653,5603,2242,9073,0213,1363,2182,8053,1203,099
9 Ashland accessibleKeytrned chart16,38523,83125,72125,39529,47330,54526,44518,63019,59020,82324,24828,09426,62927,81829,38029,22127,26027,51028,890
X9 Ashland Express accessibleSupporttrned chart7,3654,6069,82110,13910,7046,601
10 Museum of Science & Industry accessibleSupporttrned chart330521541532455699528374777752618541347426428
11 Lincoln accessibleSupporttrned chart1,7421,5131,5361,4083,3275,2424,7354,8765,1565,3673,1472,8952,6492,8063,0623,1873,1363,2593,591
12 Roosevelt accessibleKeytrned chart12,58613,56613,66912,86915,06315,21913,22313,36813,30711,62210,91910,1729,6149,52810,0499,4039,7738,8999,847
J14 Jeffery Jump accessible Service started mid November 2012Supporttrned chart10,06210,74111,07911,43411,093
15 Jeffrey Local accessibleKeytrned chart6,3986,8867,0376,8778,0538,5037,2127,4427,2357,3637,3487,7487,0887,797
18 16th/18th accessibleSupporttrned chart3,5493,5143,3163,6833,6583,6232,8792,8621,4811,4961,5391,3701,1421,2941,4411,5591,6311,4761,509
19 Stadium Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart222266356300371331420525255433418419446513313441342438
20 Madison accessibleKeytrned chart15,99316,65117,68618,80719,60619,92318,98019,60719,67320,31323,32423,15920,87620,88923,45623,36519,26119,41518,082
21 Cermak accessibleKeytrned chart8,3669,0678,5848,1039,3399,2377,9468,8187,8547,4476,6585,5535,6296,7066,7826,9616,6736,0425,967
22 Clark accessibleKeytrned chart15,39016,69817,66718,69320,06421,22919,68322,13220,81020,60319,21818,11918,22218,10919,51019,85919,89019,22720,871
24 Wentworth accessibleSupporttrned chart2,5242,7122,7473,0233,3103,3792,8353,0543,1693,2953,6513,3063,5323,9484,1244,3153,4044,3493,982
26 South Shore Express accessibleSupporttrned chart3,7782,9903,0063,0732,9912,8562,4722,4412,3222,2052,3512,1531,9301,592
28 Stony Island accessibleKeytrned chart5,6756,3646,7046,7675,7555,0414,4534,9915,1904,9728,7988,3948,8179,61412,09912,64310,34711,52710,981
29 State accessibleKeytrned chart10,47611,81912,41913,17013,95014,24212,15412,68313,40714,80014,71914,46613,99815,46617,69917,23014,59215,11016,986
30 South Chicago accessibleSupporttrned chart2,8663,1853,3362,9213,3423,5052,9663,0653,0253,4493,2223,1523,0413,0963,3413,6093,3103,4713,469
31 31st accessibleSupporttrned chart373
34 South Michigan accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 34 and 119 is tabulated together through year 2000.Keytrned chart4,6564,8435,0224,9485,8066,2165,1505,7195,7475,2635,8655,5985,2186,1556,9708,1818,50611,60612,693
35 35th accessibleKeytrned chart4,6315,0714,8314,7175,0814,9564,2364,7105,0365,6695,9785,4254,9875,2815,5985,9345,4815,0664,853
36 Broadway accessibleKeytrned chart11,29412,22913,03013,68615,45716,10315,46516,64115,38314,56614,99913,75013,77013,82614,95213,95714,41313,65315,941
37 Sedgwick accessibleSupporttrned chart1,3311,4591,5301,4319961,0932,2902,0862,2432,5342,2062,3962,4292,731
39 Pershing accessibleKeytrned chart1,7471,8651,7321,9482,1152,1081,8721,7811,8331,7321,7521,6911,5271,4861,8361,9251,9662,1032,140
43 43rd accessibleSupporttrned chart1,3751,6121,6141,5991,7482,0401,8231,7161,6641,3881,2721,3921,2651,2001,3091,1791,1911,2671,363
44 Wallace/Racine accessibleSupporttrned chart3,1673,4723,5744,0304,5264,7654,1495,1955,7816,1806,5756,4335,4645,8196,2615,9225,6455,6375,659
47 47th accessibleKeytrned chart9,0789,8549,6919,23910,92911,0679,80710,54410,06411,50011,00611,08710,67110,9167,8838,2417,8798,0648,081
48 South Damen accessibleSupporttrned chart8561,0441,0451,0611,1841,2239299329571,0479499438641,1871,1261,0119811,0141,260
49 Western accessibleKeytrned chart14,70320,84022,52323,61326,54927,93924,04613,93517,51118,32718,99818,24818,11218,64320,81022,75421,58821,48223,709
49B North Western accessibleKeytrned chart4,9055,0834,8795,0565,5045,4574,5494,8884,7404,7074,8854,2924,1524,6084,3994,7944,6824,4745,148
X49 Western Express accessibleSupporttrned chart6,0043,45914,05911,25911,57610,82010,6479,4278,0047,1615,4305,1374,9232,272
50 Damen accessibleSupporttrned chart8,6469,1408,8149,8029,7809,9228,4368,6307,9898,0807,8157,3896,6766,7507,6788,0607,1886,9817,268
51 51st accessibleSupporttrned chart1,2451,3211,4121,6062,0012,1651,8352,0352,1772,0912,1012,3682,4322,3604,6354,6464,0754,3714,251
52 Kedzie/California accessibleSupporttrned chart10,43911,39611,13211,58912,70213,18211,30612,70012,13911,37611,07010,2189,41510,15110,78210,76410,90810,16310,137
52A South Kedzie accessibleKeytrned chart3,8123,7104,0003,9444,5774,6173,9794,2894,3804,6104,5046,0555,6396,0765,9526,4515,3425,4775,429
53 Pulaski accessibleKeytrned chart16,81218,58018,38818,98520,61621,10418,60219,78319,37020,95219,91920,71619,21020,01321,09920,30119,83320,25119,502
53A South Pulaski accessibleKeytrned chart6,8437,2746,9697,1457,5167,9546,4346,4676,5807,2677,6828,0277,6297,6268,3138,8988,0437,9688,158
54 Cicero accessibleKeytrned chart10,08311,10511,13710,72011,98612,60911,4877,7658,3308,68512,47010,92010,48910,82611,02711,90811,07511,33210,725
54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd accessibleSupporttrned chart6637348058719889868479009119661,2271,0521,0611,0351,1731,1461,1841,1921,295
54B South Cicero accessibleKeytrned chart2,8503,3083,2553,0923,7984,1603,6353,3503,2793,4143,7314,6304,5554,8274,8554,7824,4444,8024,845
55 Garfield accessibleKeytrned chart9,19210,17710,27110,28711,94312,37811,2777,51110,07511,08612,01012,74012,39611,38011,58812,87911,74511,22411,425
55A 55th/Austin accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart284261270229254248205210210194
55N 55th/Narragansett accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart5185464735115975975296055565588448718097918651,008951801817
56 Milwaukee accessibleSupporttrned chart7,7598,20711,2759,0209,96010,4069,96811,85412,32313,12912,22813,19412,81812,77414,52813,44613,58212,49913,928
57 Laramie accessibleSupporttrned chart2,4024,4174,5144,0952,9873,0252,5212,8212,7433,0362,9702,7342,6072,6773,3782,8052,6182,8482,659
59 59th/61st accessibleSupporttrned chart3,0063,2863,5363,4813,8074,0283,2383,2493,4363,2933,3323,2323,0413,5583,8154,0553,8553,8293,744
60 Blue Island/26th accessibleKeytrned chart8,8738,6819,27210,17910,46510,43610,22511,68411,74811,98212,09311,98011,99512,32013,74012,78812,31412,27713,686
62 Archer accessibleKeytrned chart9,30110,0849,6219,90510,96211,44210,44911,84012,58713,04413,57013,36012,52113,23613,94414,77113,22712,58913,549
62H Archer/Harlem accessibleSupporttrned chart8799818328701,1581,4231,1641,3291,2731,2651,3081,2251,1199731,2081,2381,3311,3541,341
63 63rd Street accessibleKeytrned chart14,64815,49916,76216,86618,74220,03917,36519,88020,09520,71619,90519,60318,06420,46520,49220,76619,61220,35420,304
63W West 63rd accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 63W and 165 is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart1,2381,3721,2481,1941,4381,5831,3801,7661,7231,8541,9011,9561,8781,8842,1632,0732,0711,8261,970
65 Grand accessibleSupporttrned chart7,7457,7287,6377,7797,6228,0177,1857,0586,3556,3385,8616,4525,9585,7126,0636,1235,7645,5696,026
66 Chicago accessibleKeytrned chart20,29721,81522,43724,60525,51425,54622,58423,64721,53421,19921,46520,24518,97619,17521,71420,99519,45518,95519,642
67 67th/69th/71st accessibleKeytrned chart10,26011,35012,16511,98013,71814,22312,47813,44612,85113,72813,48613,95912,33012,68813,81013,32012,95713,19913,510
68 Northwest Hwy accessibleSupporttrned chart1,3051,2941,1121,2991,2861,3611,0621,4161,4731,5611,7951,7981,4381,5421,7161,5181,5241,7761,837
70 Division accessibleSupporttrned chart8,0278,9148,8189,0599,1869,7948,7899,9579,87210,49010,08010,5319,6239,92111,45510,5589,7009,59610,099
71 71st accessibleKeytrned chart8,5168,2668,5338,0259,18310,1239,23910,53710,48011,05710,56510,56810,56810,3937,5217,5245,9487,3606,847
72 North accessibleKeytrned chart13,55615,07214,17714,99215,85716,41614,54615,62215,39915,57514,40914,22513,63313,55014,83615,42514,27514,23915,003
73 Armitage accessibleSupporttrned chart5,2633,9984,1954,3995,6265,9374,9955,4135,3784,9794,8195,8325,2064,6965,2164,5834,3684,3035,280
74 Fullerton accessibleKeytrned chart10,64911,55411,51911,71612,46712,82910,92910,75510,59411,31311,25210,79010,92311,42612,80712,23511,85111,23211,519
75 74th/75th accessibleSupporttrned chart6,4376,9777,2387,0207,4957,9737,3817,7207,4128,0647,8547,2797,0477,0878,1687,4586,0246,0746,245
76 Diversey accessibleSupporttrned chart10,39511,06411,20411,27911,48111,58510,28510,78410,2429,77810,66511,36410,55211,39312,68012,26011,45811,62711,879
77 Belmont accessibleKeytrned chart18,53920,38920,48721,19321,66522,82220,02719,77920,21920,93720,08420,56719,22618,85320,00818,71418,97217,11717,836
78 Montrose accessibleSupporttrned chart6,7496,9497,5978,1438,3088,4997,2317,7358,0748,0698,1898,0887,7398,3207,9948,1547,9218,0928,235
79 79th accessibleKeytrned chart23,56625,61025,50324,42629,24332,28428,66531,13131,34932,84731,62831,77531,00130,64132,99732,85427,00329,49828,930
80 Irving Park accessibleKeytrned chart10,34111,75411,96512,38413,80814,30113,2346,75810,51311,71012,37411,71211,04011,02610,70511,30411,18311,44011,772
81 Lawrence accessibleKeytrned chart10,82311,46210,63911,82411,86413,72712,78713,08113,40013,97713,48013,29013,66313,70013,29513,97013,33813,38913,165
81W West Lawrence accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5161,5251,5121,4981,5651,5181,3331,6941,6951,8451,7101,7291,5131,5121,4531,4671,5471,6381,703
82 Kimball/Homan accessibleKeytrned chart16,92117,62217,58218,03218,68319,09016,16217,22316,77817,69016,87517,25515,95716,37317,73718,23517,32518,10218,055
84 Peterson accessibleKeytrned chart3,4073,6943,6843,6403,4894,2803,8014,0984,1144,4073,9083,7593,5963,7423,6943,7614,0243,8013,943
85 Central accessibleKeytrned chart8,7419,77210,01710,15910,95311,56210,16111,64211,91712,67112,83211,60011,82011,94812,27412,00712,19411,57411,390
85A North Central accessibleSupporttrned chart5506348537289929418038378588867838737817108067758398741,161
86 Narragansett/Ridgeland accessibleSupporttrned chart2,1771,8842,3262,3262,4222,5291,8541,9901,9282,1352,1181,5931,4921,5941,5931,7821,5941,5701,924
87 87th accessibleKeytrned chart11,41412,66012,70812,09214,73616,18214,25915,83715,85716,92616,60016,74815,02616,07816,50615,68513,91414,74715,232
88 Higgins accessibleSupporttrned chart1,1941,2691,1831,2671,2581,2221,1061,3901,4381,4911,8841,6101,6811,6041,6471,5561,4611,6751,933
90 Harlem accessibleKeytrned chart4,3034,9414,6394,7775,2135,2594,7795,0534,8775,4245,5664,7044,3854,3304,1493,9013,5824,2554,179
91 Austin accessibleSupporttrned chart5,7966,4466,5766,4877,2177,5786,9387,4327,8978,4688,5878,0977,8047,7177,7367,5467,3177,8758,203
92 Foster accessibleSupporttrned chart5,8876,2366,2476,3186,8467,4216,4367,2087,2427,5707,7377,0776,7787,0137,8077,0346,6926,7086,461
93 North California accessibleSupporttrned chart3,1283,2093,0673,0773,3663,1662,9073,0502,9312,8722,7913,5433,1232,8062,1572,1332,0692,1132,029
94 South California accessibleSupporttrned chart7,7948,6348,7018,8069,6879,7088,4679,1839,3529,5779,88210,0649,4019,1269,1609,7539,1409,1539,648
95 95th accessibleKeytrned chart5,022
96 Lunt accessibleSupporttrned chart8028047947178999288768659529641,0321,1099377971,3391,2681,2081,0161,255
97 Skokie accessibleSupporttrned chart2,8142,9773,0563,0353,6574,0693,4773,8603,4013,2943,0403,0772,9703,0993,4023,5053,4023,5003,767
X98 Avon Express accessibleSupporttrned chart14181513149143144230223209336260291231380
100 Jeffery Manor Express accessibleSupporttrned chart6016736186868848547148578178319738489001,0509891,127958937889
103 West 103rd accessibleSupporttrned chart2,2472,4892,6942,5603,0653,4092,7653,3343,3873,3153,4383,5723,4463,4583,5843,7143,4203,4313,553
106 East 103rd accessibleSupporttrned chart1,2561,3681,4631,5871,6491,8211,4201,6991,8521,8911,7512,1391,6451,6882,4552,2482,1482,3182,365
108 Halsted/95th accessibleSupporttrned chart1,1201,2261,2231,4641,7731,9581,7502,0952,4472,3612,3192,3642,3442,7122,7842,7302,4492,8613,170
111 Pullman/111/115 accessibleSupporttrned chart3,3093,5623,6743,4154,7216,3735,1856,0596,2165,8515,8335,7655,5085,5495,6215,6765,2815,3025,588
111A Pullman Shuttle accessible (null)Supporttrned chart17922419376
112 Vincennes/111th accessibleSupporttrned chart2,0382,3212,2632,0842,6602,8962,3202,8753,0253,3863,5013,2223,0153,5013,8173,5173,4223,2963,346
115 115th/Pullman accessibleSupporttrned chart2,9303,8043,7973,5632,953
119 Michigan/119th accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 34 and 119 is tabulated together through year 2000.Keytrned chart4,1964,3634,4604,4715,4085,8665,4586,0675,5145,8025,1185,6935,6645,4015,9484,4944,027
120 NW/Wacker Express accessibleSupporttrned chart8798499439988056548471,2901,3191,2021,8931,7631,5751,7711,6237606927721,424
121 Union/Wacker Express accessibleSupporttrned chart9661,2071,2431,3361,0509071,0911,2131,5561,4731,3991,6221,9652,0201,5741,3411,0391,4291,419
124 Navy Pier Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart9836628769129498229551,2731,3091,1421,2011,3101,1551,013559116
125 Water Tower Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,1771,2131,3441,4221,6031,4961,7941,9642,0572,1922,6512,4982,5012,2152,5222,0562,3262,1812,031
126 Jackson accessibleSupporttrned chart4,7935,3925,8225,8306,0696,5646,0457,6048,0889,1158,7968,9178,2568,0909,5088,8398,8168,8029,151
128 Soldier Field Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart6229938241,242
132 Goose Island Express accessibleSupporttrned chart202203235300284253263253249264
134 Stockton / Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,4122,4612,7852,8832,7282,7622,3462,2932,4952,5582,0841,7861,3511,009
135 Wilson/Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,6382,7292,9123,1383,3183,4243,0953,2913,7063,4943,0592,2882,1131,8002,3952,8932,3351,8682,270
136 Sheridan/Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5681,6651,6031,8462,0312,0651,7411,8702,0081,9141,7921,5011,3391,6681,9501,6821,8031,5141,534
143 Stockton / Michigan Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,6031,6021,6241,6801,4941,3201,1571,1131,023862787808848754
146 Marine/Michigan accessibleSupporttrned chart12,12712,69413,06313,77211,6779,3328,8359,8318,7299,2148,6807,9067,92511,6058,3509,0499,0058,7458,937
147 Outer Drive Express accessibleSupporttrned chart11,02911,89612,67312,83614,38214,36813,54114,19014,81914,43111,9759,96310,5368,8759,1748,6258,1828,2718,983
148 Clarendon / Michigan Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,1102,0912,1762,1452,0482,2341,9551,8211,9311,9611,6571,7371,294
151 Sheridan accessibleKeytrned chart14,61715,72116,81417,35019,41320,15719,56619,49020,62518,84719,94919,43618,70619,62121,73122,34823,33422,30724,995
152 Addison accessibleSupporttrned chart8,6788,7899,1389,1789,28010,0688,3958,7729,35710,32810,77210,6889,4179,9289,3879,4939,90010,38911,224
155 Devon accessibleKeytrned chart6,2596,7316,6156,5236,0327,3376,5616,9396,7726,4065,9565,6806,1455,4695,9816,9596,3906,1626,726
156 Lasalle accessibleSupporttrned chart6,1786,6326,7107,5837,0077,7377,4248,3239,1319,5428,4918,4157,4167,7727,8967,3278,0078,0488,611
157 Streeterville accessibleSupporttrned chart4,3694,2874,8055,0574,9984,4864,4584,5202,0172,0893,1353,3032,6772,6823,2352,8603,0142,6383,599
165 West 65th accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 63W and 165 is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart11512710396776755807284
169 69/UPS Express accessibleSupporttrned chart196210213205372349352347359355249257244254536533668
170 Univ. of Chicago = MidwaySupporttrned chart221232340319304270332331246164358236248259320509
171 Univ. of Chicago = Hyde Park accessibleSupporttrned chart9919791,0991,0371,2249851,1578812,574847908673536465610436456
172 Univ. of Chicago = Kenwood accessibleSupporttrned chart1,4231,3401,5231,5881,5391,3271,4661,1871,337790700473472502652476378
173 Univ. of Chicago = LakeviewSupporttrned chart142175113148140136183143181
192 University of Chicago Hosp. Exp. accessibleSupporttrned chart715724758755815671664645489504396
201 Central/Sherman accessibleSupporttrned chart1,9001,8901,6731,6701,9041,9361,8511,7791,5571,3231,4121,5031,3651,5191,2001,2631,2271,2041,340
205 Chicago / Golf accessibleSupporttrned chart8168338188191,0531,1289159248417899061,1109561,100
206 Evanston Circulator accessibleSupporttrned chart7247627467466707616246567448989441,335877877
0 Route Undeterminedtrned chart2,8414,8306,3521,4136,1842,7992,8892,9323,3223,4864,6873,7403,2923,5504,2224,4184,8486,2376,547
1001 Special Event RouteSpecialtrned chart3810784335481151,05050
1002 Special Event RouteSpecialtrned chart71
System741,800793,787812,669821,033890,936909,024808,828853,648856,518876,820880,592860,008819,028836,954880,588874,496820,757826,467855,597
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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