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

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Massachusetts: 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          
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (Boston) 76.3 107.7 0 53 37
Light rail          
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (Boston) 51.0 77.5 56 95 12
Commuter rail          
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (Boston) 710.2 583.8 0 120 74

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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.