The grand total is in!

Toronto - The TTC carried 459.8 million riders in 2007. That ranks as the second highest ridership total in the TTC's 87-year history.

The TTC carried 15 million more customers compared to the 2006 total of 444.5 million (or a 3.3 per cent increase).

The TTC's extensive network of subways and RT, streetcar lines and bus routes has now carried more than 400 million riders for the eighth consecutive year, and has seen ridership increase for the fourth year in a row.

The TTC is expecting that by the end of 2008, it will have surpassed its all-time-high ridership total of 463.5 million set in 1988.

With about 1.5 million passengers on a typical weekday, the TTC has one of the highest per capita ridership rates in North America.

Wheel-Trans, service for customers who require accessible transportation, carried just over two million riders in 2007 for the first time in its history.

Said Chief General Manager Gary Webster: "I would like to thank our customers for their patronage and our front liners, and all of our employees, for their performance in 2007. Thank you!"