Table 1-6: Characteristics of Rail Transit in the District of Columbia: 2000

Table 1-6: Characteristics of Rail Transit in the District of Columbia: 2000

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Transit agency Directional route-miles Miles of track Number of crossings Number of stations Number of ADA accessible stations
Heavy rail          
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)1 193.5 206.8 0 78 78
Commuter rail          
Virginia Railway Express (VRE)2 177.5 190.0 23 18 18
Maryland DOT (MARC)3 373.4 455.1 40 40 19

1 Parts of the system detailed here also serve Virginia and Maryland.

2 Parts of the system detailed here also serve Virginia.

3 Parts of the system detailed here also serve Maryland and West Virginia.

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; DOT = Department of Transportation.

NOTE: Directional route-miles is the mileage in each direction over which public transportation vehicles travel while in revenue service. Directional route-miles are a measure of the facility or roadway, not the service carried on the facility such as the number of routes or vehicle-miles. Directional route-miles are computed with regard to direction of service, but without regard to the number of traffic lanes or rail tracks existing in the right-of-way.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book, 2001, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.apta.com/stats/ as of June 27, 2002.