Table 1-8: ADA Lift- or Ramp-Equipped Transit Buses

Table 1-8: ADA Lift- or Ramp-Equipped Transit Buses

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  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent Number ADA equipped Percent
TOTAL transit buses 55,726 29,088 52.2 57,023 31,065 54.5 57,322 35,381 61.7 57,369 38,316 66.8 58,975 40,932 69.4 60,830 46,278 76.1 63,618 51,213 80.5 65,324 54,585 83.6 67,379 58,785 87.2 68,418 64,407 91.4
Small buses 3,964 3,146 79.4 4,738 3,795 80.1 5,372 4,539 84.5 5,998 5,269 87.8 6,853 6,194 90.4 7,147 6,545 91.6 8,265 7,722 93.4 8,850 8,366 94.5 9,622 9,176 95.4 9,822 9,743 99.2
Medium buses 3,542 1,911 54.0 3,693 2,153 58.3 3,879 2,561 66.0 4,233 3,081 72.8 5,136 4,143 80.7 5,929 5,150 86.9 6,613 5,959 90.1 7,455 6,926 92.9 7,830 7,337 93.7 8,693 8,550 98.4
Large buses 46,413 23,338 50.3 46,979 24,398 51.9 46,355 27,420 59.2 45,587 29,073 63.8 45,502 29,684 65.2 46,188 33,512 72.6 46,891 36,029 76.8 47,017 37,581 79.9 47,925 40,501 84.5 47,764 44,035 92.2
Articulated buses 1,807 693 38.4 1,613 719 44.6 1,716 861 50.2 1,551 893 57.6 1,484 911 61.4 1,566 1,071 68.4 1,849 1,503 81.3 2,002 1,712 85.5 2,002 1,771 88.5 2,139 2,079 97.2

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.

NOTES

Includes buses of transit agencies receiving federal funding for bus purchases, and buses of agencies not receiving federal funds that voluntarily report data to the Federal Transit Administration.

Large buses have more than 35 seats; medium buses have 25-35 seats; small buses have less than 25 seats; articulated buses are extra-long buses that measure between 54 and 60 feet.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 2002 National Transit Summaries and Trends (Washington, DC: 2003).