Table 1-28: Average Age of Urban Transit Vehicles (Years)

Table 1-28: Average Age of Urban Transit Vehicles (Years)

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  1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Transit rail                        
Commuter rail locomotivesa 16.3 15.7 15.3 15.8 15.6 15.3 15.9 17.6 17.0 14.7 13.2 13.4
Commuter rail passenger coaches 19.1 17.6 17.3 19.3 18.6 20.1 21.4 24.1 21.6 19.4 17.5 16.9
Commuter rail self-propelled passenger cars 12.3 15.9 16.5 17.6 18.2 16.0 19.8 21.1 22.3 23.2 24.3 25.4
Heavy-rail passenger cars 17.1 16.2 16.9 17.7 17.8 15.8 19.3 20.2 21.1 22.0 22.5 22.9
Light rail vehicles (streetcars) 20.6 15.2 16.6 17.0 14.9 16.7 16.8 16.0 15.9 15.7 15.7 16.1
Transit busb                        
Articulated 3.4 7.6 8.2 9.1 9.5 9.1 10.9 11.5 11.9 11.3 8.6 6.5
Full-size 8.1 8.2 8.0 8.3 8.5 9.9 8.7 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.1
Mid-size 5.6 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.4 7.2 6.9 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.6
Small 4.8 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.2
Trolley U 10.9 10.3 11.2 12.0 11.1 13.1 14.0 14.7 14.6 15.6 16.4
Other                        
Vans 3.8 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1
Ferry boats U 21.7 19.6 22.7 24.7 23.5 23.4 25.3 25.4 25.8 25.1 25.6

KEY: U = data are not available.

a Locomotives used in Amtrak intercity passenger services are not included.

b Full-size buses have more than 35 seats; mid-size buses have 25-35 seats; small buses have fewer than 25 seats.

SOURCE

1985-2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 29 and similar tables in earlier editions.