MTA Bus Company
- 2019 operating budget: $831 million
- Annual ridership: 120,430,000
- Average weekday ridership: 388,000
- Bus routes: 90
- Buses: 1,310
- Bus route miles: 812
- Employees: 3,915
Financial data is from the MTA 2019 Adopted Budget, Feb. 2019. Statistical data is based on final estimates for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018. Employee data is based on authorized positions.
History of MTA Bus Company
MTA Bus operates 44 local routes in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, 43 express bus routes between Manhattan and the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens, and 3 Select Bus Service routes in Queens. The agency was created in September 2004, taking over operations of seven bus companies that operated under franchises granted by the New York City Department of Transportation.
We’re responsible for both the local and express bus operations of the seven companies, consolidating operations, maintaining current buses, and purchasing new buses to replace the aging fleet currently in service.