Table 1-30: Condition of Urban Bus and Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities

Table 1-30: Condition of Urban Bus and Rail Transit Maintenance Facilities

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  1995 1997 2000 2002 2004 (R) 2006
Bus, number of facilitiesa 484 503 497 1,219 1,207 1,280
Excellent 102 13 46 83 208 210
Good 257 86 41 68 62 69
Adequate 34 285 266 672 551 536
Substandard 29 93 121 387 379 344
Poor 63 26 23 10 6 121
Rail, number of facilities U U 150 152 152 201
Excellent U U 0 27 40 42
Good U U 32 18 26 19
Adequate U U 64 76 74 87
Substandard U U 36 27 10 51
Poor U U 18 3 2 2

a These data are derived from the Transit Economic Requirements Model (TERM). TERM uses statistically determined decay curves to simulate the deterioration of the Nation's transit vehicles, facilities, and other infrastructure components. National Transit Database (NTD) data are applied to these decay curves to estimate conditions. Only the condition of directly operated facilities are provided for 1995, 1997 and 2000. The NTD began gathering information on facilities owned by bus systems providing services under contract in 1999 (known as purchased transportation), however, TERM did not base condition estimates on this full set of facilities until 2002.

KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1995-2004: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Transit Economic Requirements Model, as of Feb. 12, 2008.

2006: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance (Washington, DC: Biennial Issues), tables 3-31 and 3-34, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pubstats.html as of June 25, 2010.