Rail Passengers

This measure reports the annual number of revenue-paying rail passengers. For the purpose of this performance measure, rail passengers include those riding on Amtrak, SunRail, and Tri-Rail.

In 2019, 7.8 million people rode rail in Florida, the highest total in over 15 years. SunRail ridership was responsible for the majority of the increase. Over 75% more people took SunRail in 2019 than in 2018.

Methodology

Methodology: Rail Passengers

This is the annual number of revenue-paying rail passengers. For the purpose of this performance measure, rail passengers include those riding on Amtrak, SunRail, and Tri-Rail. SunRail began operations in May 2014. Brightline (Virgin Trains) began operations in 2018 as a privately owned and operated passenger rail service. It does not report ridership to NTD.

Calculation

`Σ " Rail Passengers"`

Reporting Periods

  • Peak Hour
  • Peak Period
  • Daily
  • Yearly

Sources

Amtrak - Amtrak Fact Sheet
Federal Transit Administration - The National Transit Database (NTD)
SunRail - Ridership Data