Table 6 - States with Greatest and Least Intercity Rail Coverage

Table 6 - States with Greatest and Least Intercity Rail Coverage

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Highest percent rural rail coverage by state

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
Rhode Island 175,457 175,457 100.0%
Connecticut 595,174 546,415 91.8%
Vermont 448,107 374,547 83.6%
Massachusetts 887,715 707,520 79.7%
California 3,835,613 2,712,538 70.7%
Washington 1,548,161 1,084,847 70.1%
Florida 3,618,587 2,444,573 67.6%
South Carolina 2,035,045 1,366,068 67.1%
Illinois 2,301,905 1,503,465 65.3%
New York 3,541,133 2,221,972 62.7%

Lowest percent rural rail coverage by state

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
Wyoming 259,459 0 0.0%
Hawaii 363,545 0 0.0%
South Dakota 481,959 0 0.0%
Tennessee 2,583,439 162,679 6.3%
Idaho 624,767 45,378 7.3%
Kentucky 2,191,907 208,680 9.5%
Iowa 1,548,051 205,181 13.3%
Montana 506,692 88,044 17.4%
Delaware 275,710 56,423 20.5%
Oklahoma 1,575,634 327,559 20.8%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics' April 2005 analysis of the U.S. scheduled intercity transportation network.