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Public Transit

Transit Passenger Counting Program Reporting

SANDAG provides transit system monitoring through its Passenger Counting Program (PCP). Ridership, route, and stop data is collected either by Automatic Passenger Counter devices installed on most transit vehicles in the region, or by staff members who enter data into tablet computers.

This data is used by SANDAG, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and North County Transit District (NCTD) for planning, marketing, modeling, and other decision-making purposes.

The two main purposes of the PCP are to generate data needed to satisfy National Transit Database reporting requirements, and to provide a detailed look at stop, trip, route, and operator level ridership. This data can be used to measure the performance and productivity of existing service.

Project Manager

Lisa Madsen, Associate Transit Planner
Phone: (619) 595-1432, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or