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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 chart1,7551,9552,0192,3042,9793,0223,0363,1753,4743,4263,3873,2673,3623,9967,1537,7767,5998,1277,530
2 Hyde Park Express accessibleSupporttrned chart3,2963,5453,3903,2563,2342,9842,7862,5472,4642,4592,3512,6912,4912,3721,7361,0441,0381,164945
3 King Dr accessibleKeytrned chart18,97420,33920,52022,58224,20523,34523,38922,36823,32523,59824,30324,47425,26024,81224,12923,17423,98224,21423,580
4 Cottage Grove accessibleKeytrned 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 accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 95E and N5 is tabulated togetherKeytrned chart326551488336565517503433476
6 Jackson Park Express accessibleKeytrned chart9,50910,93410,96011,74411,97312,08411,90111,76013,35711,80011,43011,66511,2298,96318,40518,49419,99219,66119,007
7 Harrison accessibleSupporttrned chart5,5316,4776,4357,6317,9168,0547,9258,5828,5847,6856,8806,5396,6706,0616,1345,7295,7165,6395,212
8 Halsted accessibleKeytrned chart22,59024,56024,14726,43425,78526,31524,25726,83826,30822,53420,45221,91221,53719,73921,17520,43920,80220,61120,288
8A South Halsted accessibleSupporttrned chart3,2373,6043,6745,4514,3454,1664,1814,2834,2594,0263,8804,0173,8433,8923,4513,2654,0473,9273,674
9 Ashland accessibleKeytrned chart19,20130,02129,25632,23633,68932,72232,30421,09123,59624,80326,71332,35833,41331,62432,19230,73532,86631,74330,767
X9 Ashland Express accessibleSupporttrned chart9,15311,61212,55510,8686,629
11 Lincoln accessibleSupporttrned chart2,0391,7011,7361,6995,8445,8155,5855,7966,2946,5593,4103,3583,2953,3753,5773,5893,7874,0254,186
12 Roosevelt accessibleKeytrned chart14,77915,24915,20415,53617,71716,74016,03815,29816,09112,76911,80712,00111,48110,92411,05810,12811,86111,17711,077
J14 Jeffery Jump accessible Service started mid November 2012Supporttrned chart11,32612,10112,66214,121
15 Jeffrey Local accessibleKeytrned chart7,7998,0848,1678,5968,8709,1629,1368,8389,1978,0438,3178,6088,6488,531
18 16th/18th accessibleSupporttrned chart4,0583,9924,3664,2974,3024,1393,5593,0231,8421,8071,5981,5741,4531,6491,6711,6561,6081,7801,935
19 Stadium Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart224213351307319311456188466446431380299309317234355
20 Madison accessibleKeytrned chart18,02118,89519,71220,89222,05520,93722,07521,55123,26325,04924,76625,26523,84322,71325,19523,88721,27821,70220,188
21 Cermak accessibleKeytrned chart9,81910,1789,3929,25010,8179,9889,9789,89710,0378,5077,4696,8777,0937,5407,7797,3688,0597,5137,077
22 Clark accessibleKeytrned chart16,89618,01718,92920,41821,55122,25221,78423,45724,57621,72420,61520,73320,92220,13520,69720,67222,15322,52021,968
24 Wentworth accessibleSupporttrned chart2,9943,2323,3044,2924,0873,7703,4693,7203,9574,0954,2184,3154,6315,1225,0014,8494,4165,6004,568
26 South Shore Express accessibleSupporttrned chart4,2983,4793,4363,6213,5583,3453,0972,8232,8382,5662,3992,5202,2851,814
28 Stony Island accessibleKeytrned chart6,8237,4477,7428,3665,6875,5055,7355,7646,4078,58110,09910,41810,73510,97513,53813,03212,17013,44412,145
29 State accessibleKeytrned chart12,10913,56313,65517,71016,13515,82914,63514,90716,78415,90316,42816,53416,74917,67718,79616,15518,80417,24718,155
30 South Chicago accessibleSupporttrned chart3,5884,0853,9843,6984,2753,9933,9253,6774,0313,8513,6993,8793,9183,7943,9884,1344,1724,1474,132
31 31st accessibleSupporttrned chart538
34 South Michigan accessible 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 35th accessibleKeytrned chart5,5726,1755,9295,2756,3015,7005,4445,7246,4857,0396,5086,3706,1776,4746,8796,6856,4385,9975,514
36 Broadway accessibleKeytrned chart11,94212,95613,66314,64117,50016,44316,59817,47717,36515,71515,59615,29015,60914,75615,80314,85416,38815,75317,011
37 Sedgwick accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5421,6331,7231,5981,2012,8442,7572,8533,1182,5172,7402,9463,000
39 Pershing accessibleKeytrned chart2,2382,3122,0602,2072,7042,3472,2952,2342,2732,0971,9532,0981,8531,8292,1112,3702,3192,5532,450
43 43rd accessibleSupporttrned chart1,6441,8991,9601,8132,1072,3202,2032,0061,9301,5371,4391,5481,4471,2321,3611,3531,4391,4981,459
44 Wallace/Racine accessibleSupporttrned chart3,8114,1594,3825,1405,2915,3215,3426,0317,2427,1367,0017,2966,9656,8587,0496,5226,7566,8676,930
47 47th accessibleKeytrned chart10,61011,41010,68210,33212,30111,90611,89912,23612,44712,95711,86213,06012,60012,4938,6638,9179,3989,3859,101
48 South Damen accessibleSupporttrned chart1,0321,4321,2861,3621,4661,2871,3311,1671,3011,2561,2041,2511,2491,3071,4211,2041,2511,2611,584
49 Western accessibleKeytrned chart17,25226,10626,32928,39330,90830,69429,67215,97521,67319,91420,48120,49721,90821,27723,12425,34525,33124,97027,244
49B North Western accessibleKeytrned chart5,8095,8835,6735,9516,3795,9385,8265,7715,8715,5605,3315,3354,8064,8725,0845,3845,5915,3365,765
X49 Western Express accessibleSupporttrned chart7,20616,65714,50714,13211,71613,38411,4919,3358,3136,5466,3225,839
50 Damen accessibleSupporttrned chart10,24110,83510,77211,62411,53110,91110,3119,9969,8269,3488,6328,6948,2037,3248,8568,5298,6599,0588,423
51 51st accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5661,4681,7441,7662,4612,2592,3202,4182,6862,4582,4052,6943,0402,9635,2105,2804,9104,8954,611
52 Kedzie/California accessibleSupporttrned chart12,43913,31712,54513,84214,89314,57814,40614,64015,06313,19312,28312,25511,42211,49512,95412,02512,93712,65811,222
52A South Kedzie accessibleKeytrned chart4,6424,5424,8055,0105,1625,2695,1484,9995,5275,5755,0537,3637,3097,0647,1237,0816,8296,5886,486
53 Pulaski accessibleKeytrned chart20,16821,60621,59322,46523,92723,31023,17122,63223,70523,03421,78824,70922,09822,16224,09521,61223,64623,40121,699
53A South Pulaski accessibleKeytrned chart9,4269,5949,29210,03110,31810,0089,3558,5019,1759,4559,43210,72010,34310,01510,50511,19510,81610,76710,540
54 Cicero accessibleKeytrned chart11,58712,40512,64812,33913,64413,29713,5848,80410,10711,96614,27312,64111,95412,30212,35812,89612,94812,61212,141
54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd accessibleSupporttrned chart8008509521,0451,2001,1331,0941,0371,1551,1561,2371,3391,3161,2401,3721,3021,4401,3471,372
54B South Cicero accessibleKeytrned chart3,4843,8583,6493,6754,3444,2004,2923,6053,8003,9573,9355,1385,1905,1785,0275,0515,0465,2755,340
55 Garfield accessibleKeytrned chart11,32512,52312,19712,75914,12013,73114,3458,91912,64713,02913,62314,60015,87613,65213,11813,38613,99613,56312,351
55A 55th/Austin accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart362328322226326256227247246
55N 55th/Narragansett accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 55N and 55A is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart6526436186276796997017167119179921,0941,0521,0181,0901,1791,2129901,031
56 Milwaukee accessibleSupporttrned chart8,7749,13312,44410,31911,14011,30911,58413,02614,97614,46512,81114,89314,08613,82715,83014,96515,10714,21514,721
57 Laramie accessibleSupporttrned chart2,8285,0345,3074,1413,5503,3433,5203,4923,4913,4833,0443,2003,3273,5723,7143,2533,1733,0833,200
59 59th/61st accessibleSupporttrned chart3,6994,3874,2293,7144,4974,2354,1413,9004,2873,9173,6783,8994,0674,1794,6134,2724,6144,6014,387
60 Blue Island/26th accessibleKeytrned chart11,58010,97011,11412,71513,04113,04813,78014,41815,32714,33313,99314,16315,07114,62115,78615,35114,92614,63414,606
62 Archer accessibleKeytrned chart11,30112,18911,27612,60013,13512,72713,18914,05916,17015,29715,14215,95715,02515,08916,03015,77815,43514,38515,213
62H Archer/Harlem accessibleSupporttrned chart1,1211,0329831,1351,4511,6191,4101,5741,7771,3101,5041,6121,3341,4741,5111,4511,5811,8351,496
63 63rd Street accessibleKeytrned chart17,31218,58220,17119,08122,08521,86421,73323,31924,66723,61921,45721,70721,43822,96622,36622,08023,98823,12121,944
63W West 63rd accessible 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 Grand accessibleSupporttrned chart9,0459,1608,6958,5788,8358,7558,5738,1618,0497,0176,3797,2387,1656,5477,1987,2346,7666,7546,384
66 Chicago accessibleKeytrned chart22,94524,41625,07827,12627,95826,92825,45125,74625,49323,02022,95623,14521,55921,98624,62021,58522,77522,25421,784
67 67th/69th/71st accessibleKeytrned chart12,16413,00513,87912,98315,67015,79015,63915,37915,73115,60115,45216,83115,55815,13015,49414,57615,69015,83615,113
68 Northwest Hwy accessibleSupporttrned chart1,5781,6181,4441,6421,4881,5781,3491,6981,8851,7612,2351,8611,7091,5262,1471,7241,9232,5832,165
70 Division accessibleSupporttrned chart9,46410,4529,44010,47210,59210,71710,73011,14812,09711,71410,94311,42411,56611,64812,39610,44811,29811,11111,443
71 71st accessibleKeytrned chart9,1479,1999,5088,69110,52110,65110,80711,45411,96912,10211,24911,99912,06911,3877,9987,3847,8328,8347,370
72 North accessibleKeytrned chart15,39316,70415,85616,82018,05817,12216,44617,51918,18316,41015,44116,25715,94115,48415,07615,62716,68716,12316,201
73 Armitage accessibleSupporttrned chart6,2244,5744,9795,9516,7146,5946,2876,2506,6995,8395,4556,5706,3535,6605,9885,0085,3605,1155,992
74 Fullerton accessibleKeytrned chart12,48513,69513,38214,47714,66114,56913,56313,19813,69613,08712,52313,11813,44613,75314,85513,45913,65113,66112,780
75 74th/75th accessibleSupporttrned chart7,4128,2598,1407,7298,6648,6258,8858,5748,9929,2988,5058,3568,2998,8778,8767,5987,2947,4177,694
76 Diversey accessibleSupporttrned chart12,16512,71112,69912,92113,48512,29912,17312,18112,44411,03911,62812,83112,53012,89014,50712,69513,66813,47713,567
77 Belmont accessibleKeytrned chart22,12823,45423,00924,74024,76724,86123,57322,24524,48923,55822,19524,02122,67721,74022,76321,07121,27320,11619,848
78 Montrose accessibleSupporttrned chart8,2748,7869,55710,30110,30310,2639,2069,25310,2709,5059,5809,7818,8559,4878,9779,48610,2089,9358,920
79 79th accessibleKeytrned chart26,84328,60027,98427,75232,93433,90234,26134,98437,28036,68233,30936,05935,39333,10436,00032,29433,74433,38830,745
80 Irving Park accessibleKeytrned chart11,85413,58613,34214,39515,39915,75515,6257,79412,59913,76313,37612,30712,68612,38412,10412,40912,72713,06812,625
81 Lawrence accessibleKeytrned chart12,19412,62012,49013,20314,49914,52014,92614,28915,92314,84314,37214,61414,76614,77414,49115,61715,36215,15414,367
81W West Lawrence accessibleSupporttrned chart1,8171,7021,7371,7371,6731,7461,6961,9282,0831,8851,7901,9721,8011,5341,6041,5291,7011,9981,828
82 Kimball/Homan accessibleKeytrned chart20,20621,09820,82222,17122,40421,54520,14820,49221,12620,47019,40120,30419,89919,24319,63020,03421,97421,96420,459
84 Peterson accessibleKeytrned chart4,0484,3744,3314,5634,2674,7674,8454,7985,1104,8584,5134,4574,5564,3494,2794,1434,5424,7184,245
85 Central accessibleKeytrned chart9,94210,85611,36211,85412,89412,56112,52913,44614,65114,95313,80413,26913,95813,69014,62713,52514,55713,08612,127
85A North Central accessibleSupporttrned chart6517561,0039131,0791,0731,0009601,1021,0688561,1469371,1281,0229089678781,237
86 Narragansett/Ridgeland accessibleSupporttrned chart3,2573,3823,4693,6333,8363,6223,2193,0022,9192,8042,6782,2062,2332,0652,3642,2842,0112,0462,149
87 87th accessibleKeytrned chart13,21914,55013,95814,61116,58617,05217,28517,75819,17719,03418,33120,14218,30618,21918,71816,54717,21917,90916,808
88 Higgins accessibleSupporttrned chart1,4861,4351,3311,4461,4781,4631,4131,6541,7841,7001,8631,9342,0801,8801,9011,8561,8362,1402,214
90 Harlem accessibleKeytrned chart4,9915,6375,3895,7685,7535,4705,6785,4526,2385,7655,8155,1374,5954,3594,2353,6894,1734,8894,269
91 Austin accessibleSupporttrned chart6,9597,5587,8448,1778,7668,4868,8639,3359,97910,0459,85410,1299,3239,5809,4598,2789,4339,7399,503
92 Foster accessibleSupporttrned chart6,8127,5737,5227,6647,8188,2708,2158,5939,4418,6529,3138,3368,3678,4868,7448,0098,0917,8997,410
93 North California accessibleSupporttrned chart3,7203,8363,6853,9423,9933,6023,6393,7133,7283,3773,1043,7363,6563,1632,5652,2152,4422,2622,371
94 South California accessibleSupporttrned chart9,76410,5579,95910,75111,57010,94111,00311,17112,11011,40311,01812,42911,81410,73610,91910,71411,84811,19611,173
95 95th accessibleKeytrned chart6,038
96 Lunt accessibleSupporttrned chart8599788688529759739459421,0411,3351,2141,1211,1039051,5901,3291,3281,3371,423
97 Skokie accessibleSupporttrned chart3,3163,4353,3753,5704,1204,5664,1694,3344,0773,7073,3313,7363,5113,6403,8753,6483,9034,1364,220
X98 Avon Express accessibleSupporttrned chart16191816187121202208209314314320365303402
100 Jeffery Manor Express accessibleSupporttrned chart7418627007931,1951,0441,0961,0761,0511,0641,1121,0801,3271,2931,2851,4071,1981,113988
103 West 103rd accessibleSupporttrned chart2,7892,9523,1433,1063,9203,9193,6913,9884,3773,8973,8664,4354,6173,9244,2404,0294,0864,2814,286
106 East 103rd accessibleSupporttrned chart1,8061,9072,2412,4052,8832,6152,5002,7242,9242,6952,2302,6012,6412,3623,2162,7272,9343,4833,163
108 Halsted/95th accessibleSupporttrned chart1,4301,5361,5721,7872,2372,1922,4502,5813,2292,8472,7042,7092,8482,9113,0263,1713,2523,7403,793
111 Pullman/111/115 accessibleSupporttrned chart3,8734,3244,3384,0597,4636,7436,6367,2777,6156,4626,4707,3567,1006,6136,6546,1866,1426,4156,629
111A Pullman Shuttle accessible (null)Supporttrned chart20521319056
112 Vincennes/111th accessibleSupporttrned chart2,5722,8262,7002,7253,2613,0823,1023,5604,0113,9214,0014,4254,0834,6784,5154,0664,3654,1584,103
115 115th/Pullman accessibleSupporttrned chart3,4564,5174,6003,314
119 Michigan/119th accessible 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 Express accessibleSupporttrned chart8688979871,0876916919491,4051,4271,1572,0191,8471,9181,9421,8229846339361,240
121 Union/Wacker Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,0541,3971,4241,5478609951,1491,4251,7201,5361,4881,7412,5602,0481,6071,4358841,1591,744
124 Navy Pier Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart9337821,0209649838629801,3291,4801,3751,2621,1961,1561,090
125 Water Tower Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,3281,2661,5091,6321,7261,7022,1112,2102,2372,5652,8443,0512,9892,5352,6872,7732,7662,3012,301
126 Jackson accessibleSupporttrned chart5,8676,8937,0147,5237,4677,8578,5179,49510,52910,96210,22810,67410,6549,81110,7649,84611,18111,11610,781
128 Soldier Field Express accessibleSpecialtrned chart7674911,071
130 Grant Park Treasures accessibleSpecialtrned chart888
132 Goose Island Express accessibleSupporttrned chart254231293359286301315330351342
134 Stockton / Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,9162,8333,5573,6443,4083,3362,9072,7173,0133,2982,5121,7391,6351,276
135 Wilson/Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart3,1833,1063,5813,9804,1974,0963,6913,8074,4564,2153,5902,6582,6451,9293,0773,2883,0672,4202,579
136 Sheridan/Lasalle Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,8961,8741,9762,2862,6442,4282,1412,1992,5412,1492,1331,5401,8621,9492,1941,9451,8142,0521,830
143 Stockton / Michigan Express accessibleSupporttrned chart1,9191,9831,9412,0161,6641,6581,3831,3181,1899169238721,070931
146 Marine/Michigan accessibleSupporttrned chart13,61214,04413,97515,0219,4369,6369,98310,59410,4829,9919,3749,1928,88113,4099,1819,01510,4859,6319,381
147 Outer Drive Express accessibleSupporttrned chart12,31613,25113,99214,30414,76915,28615,31716,06919,02117,01412,53412,24611,9319,91410,0069,4819,5049,6899,098
148 Clarendon / Michigan Express accessibleSupporttrned chart2,4902,5492,4062,4402,3762,4922,2582,0772,2292,6111,8412,1821,589
151 Sheridan accessibleKeytrned chart15,61816,93017,68418,50520,09820,57121,14620,85623,34319,56620,12220,55721,42420,96023,49724,08325,56424,57125,092
152 Addison accessibleSupporttrned 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 Devon accessibleKeytrned chart7,3537,7577,5717,5766,8868,1887,8057,6478,2187,2086,3956,6126,7576,2296,8147,2867,4947,3337,165
156 Lasalle accessibleSupporttrned chart6,9337,5777,9248,7028,0528,7418,6409,09710,89910,6249,5889,1209,0699,0198,8198,2478,6449,0849,057
157 Streeterville accessibleSupporttrned chart6,7686,3336,8216,7526,6386,4736,5485,9182,0562,4463,2973,7153,1763,0293,3673,1842,7853,2693,881
165 West 65th accessible Ridership for CTA bus routes 63W and 165 is tabulated together.Supporttrned chart128127119758270686887
169 69/UPS Express accessibleSupporttrned chart203223246215426346422382421421288307183508544896320
170 Univ. of Chicago = MidwaySupporttrned chart262310429350339381413422328283327258202230213267
171 Univ. of Chicago = Hyde Park accessibleSupporttrned chart1,4701,5131,3651,6851,9941,5672,1601,3414,2122,7822,2591,3358431,3811,2451,0311,121
172 Univ. of Chicago = Kenwood accessibleSupporttrned 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. accessibleSupporttrned chart881903922976841869857758584736497
201 Central/Sherman accessibleSupporttrned chart2,5552,3771,9961,9842,3192,2542,2202,1381,7271,4731,6171,6771,5601,4131,3671,3541,5031,4681,486
205 Chicago / Golf accessibleSupporttrned chart9151,0569131,0101,3021,1971,1011,0261,0339371,0681,0531,0261,219
206 Evanston Circulator accessibleSupporttrned 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
System875,527930,522936,465981,5021,020,3061,003,374991,194987,0931,057,2591,007,874967,9641,000,727984,971960,579989,592944,728978,743972,858946,436
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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