Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Maryland: 2000

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Maryland: 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          
MTA-Maryland DOT 29.4 34.4 0 14 14
WMATA1 193.5 209.7 0 78 78
Light rail          
MTA-Maryland DOT 57.6 50.9 52 32 32
Commuter rail          
MTA-Maryland DOT (MARC)2 373.4 455.1 40 40 19

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

2Parts of the system detailed here also serve West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; MTA = Mass Transit Administration; DOT = Department of Transportation; WMATA = Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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.

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