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

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

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Year Small buses Medium buses Large buses Articulated buses Total buses
Number ADA Equipped Percent Number ADA Equipped Percent Number ADA Equipped Percent Number ADA Equipped Percent Number ADA Equipped Percent
1993 3,964 3,146 79.4 3,542 1,911 54.0 46,413 23,338 50.3 1,807 693 38.4 55,726 29,088 52.2
1994 4,738 3,795 80.1 3,693 2,153 58.3 46,979 24,398 51.9 1,613 719 44.6 57,023 31,065 54.5
1995 5,372 4,539 84.5 3,879 2,561 66.0 46,355 27,420 59.2 1,716 861 50.2 57,322 35,381 61.7
1996 5,998 5,269 87.8 4,233 3,081 72.8 45,587 29,073 63.8 1,551 893 57.6 57,369 38,316 66.8
1997 6,853 6,194 90.4 5,136 4,143 80.7 45,502 29,684 65.2 1,484 911 61.4 58,975 40,932 69.4
1998 7,147 6,545 91.6 5,929 5,150 86.9 46,188 33,512 72.6 1,566 1,071 68.4 60,830 46,278 76.1
1999 8,265 7,722 93.4 6,613 5,959 90.1 46,891 36,029 76.8 1,849 1,503 81.3 63,618 51,213 80.5
2000 8,850 8,366 94.5 7,455 6,926 92.9 47,017 37,581 79.9 2,002 1,712 85.5 65,324 54,585 83.6
2001 9,622 9,176 95.4 7,830 7,337 93.7 47,925 40,501 84.5 2,002 1,771 88.5 67,379 58,785 87.2
2002 9,822 9,743 99.2 8,693 8,550 98.4 47,764 44,035 92.2 2,139 2,079 97.2 68,418 64,407 94.1
2003 10,084 10,002 99.2 9,346 9,127 97.7 46,608 43,780 93.9 2,558 2,466 96.4 68,596 65,375 95.3
2004 10,248 10,098 98.5 10,031 10,031 100.0 45,919 44,739 97.4 2,591 2,586 99.8 68,789 67,454 98.1
2005 11,118 10,846 97.6 10,631 10,499 98.8 45,524 43,479 95.5 2,231 2,225 99.7 69,504 67,049 96.5

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, 2005 National Transit Summaries and Trends (Washington, DC: 2007), pp. 69 and similar tables in earlier editions, Internet website http://www.ntdprogram.gov as of Feb. 12, 2007.