Transit Facts and Figures

How many bus drivers are there?

There are currently 260 student drivers and 20 full-time drivers.

How many buses does Texas A&M University own?

The University owns 92 full-size buses and 4 smaller buses. 70 are used for daily routes and others are assigned to charters.

On average, how many seats are available for students per bus?

There are approximately 35 - 40 seats depending on the body style and layout.

How many riders does Transit carry each year?

Transit carries over 6.4 million riders per year.

How many students ride the on-campus buses?

On-campus ridership averages 18,000/day

How many students ride off-campus buses?

Ridership off-campus averages 30,000/day, including both to campus and back home.

What is the ranking of on-campus bus routes in order from highest to lowest ridership?

Route Daily Ridership Buses
03 (Yell Practice) 5,395 5
01 (Bonfire) 3,640 4
05 (Bush School) 2,596 3
08 (Howdy) 2,155 2
04 (Gig 'Em) 1,654 2
06 (12th Man) 1,637 2
07 (Airport) 39 1

What is the ranking of off-campus bus routes in order from highest to lowest ridership?

Route Daily Ridership Buses
36 (Matthew Gaines) 4,346 5
35 (Hullabaloo) 3,668 5
27 (Ring Dance) 2,617 4
15 (Old Army) 2,564 4
31 (Elephant Walk) 2,051 4
40 (Century Tree) 1,748 3
22 (Excel) 1,717 3
26 (Rudder) 1,714 3
34 (Fish Camp) 1,099 3
25 (Centerpole) 814 2
12 (Reveille) 752 2
47 (RELLIS) 634 3

What is the number of bus routes, broken down by on- and off-campus?

On-campus: 7; Off-campus: 12

How much does it cost to operate a bus?

It costs approximately $68.03/hour to operate a bus on route.

How much are the student drivers paid?

The starting pay for drivers is $13 per hour. Pay increases are based on the departmental Student Employee Pay Plan.

How much fuel is used for the daily operations?

Approximately 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel is used a day during regular service hours in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

How many hours of service does Transit operate each year?

Approximately 57,000 during the fall semester, 57,000 during the spring semester and 19,000 during the summer.

How many service miles a year does Transit drive?

About 1.82 million miles

How much would it cost to add more routes or to add more buses to each route?

We are currently at maximum capacity with a fleet of 96 buses. To increase service would cost an approximate $90,000 to $180,000 per year per bus depending on the route as well as $500,000 to purchase each new bus.

How long have the current bus routes been in place?

Some of the routes have been in place for at least 10 years with minor changes made when needed. Routes are evaluated to look for improvements.

How are the routes determined?

Route placement is based on requests for service and student population density data in the Bryan-College Station area.