WMATA: Charts on 2012 Financial Results and Fiscal Year 2013 Budget (Selected Items)

In this post, I am updating the tables in a previous post with 2012 and some 2013 numbers.

The first chart below shows the amount of subsidy funding that Metro receives from Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. The second chart shows Metro’s income from fares and parking fees. It seems that the states and the passengers essentially share equally in paying for the operating expenses of Metro.

The third chart shows the number of trips taken in Metro vehicles. Rail trips declined, while bus trips increased. It would be interesting to find out reasons for these numbers.

State Amount of Funding
(components are rounded; in millions of dollars)
FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
Maryland 215.6 228.1 246.4 263.6
District of Columbia 201.6 214.15 233.3 249.1
Virginia 129.4 129.7 142.2 156.5
Subtotal subsidy 546.7 572 622 669.2
Debt service 27.5 48.7 48.7 37
Total (budgeted) 574.2 620.7 670.7 706.2
Actual* [630.7] [722.51] [687.02]

*Actual amount comes from Metro’s statement of cash flows.

Passenger Fares and Parking Fees
(rounded; in millions of dollars)
FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
Budgeted 702.7 789.5 767.7 874.0
Actual* 727.8 (6/30/10) 804.5 (6/30/11) 816.7 (6/30/12)

*Actual amount comes from Metro’s statement of revenues, expenses, and changes in net assets. This statement does not identify parking fee revenue; I used the total revenue amount in the table.

Ridership
(in number of trips)
2010 2011 2012
Rail Bus Rail Bus Rail Bus
217,219,146 123,670,000 217,052,000 124,173,000 212,188,640 131,780,990

Data for 2010 comes from Metro’s 2010 Media Guide. Data for 2011 and 2012 comes from Metro’s Metro Facts.