Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in New York: 2000

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in New York: 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          
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit 492.9 834.2 0 468 41
MTA - Staten Island Railway (New York City) 28.6 32.6 0 22 2
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH)1 28.6 43.1 2 13 6
Light rail          
Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System, Inc. (Buffalo) 12.4 14.1 8 14 7
Commuter rail          
MTA - Long Island Railroad (New York City) 638.2 701.1 397 124 97
MTA - Metro-North Railroad (New York City)2 545.7 797.6 162 108 20
New Jersey Transit Corporation (New York City)3 975.2 988.5 329 162 46
ON TRACK (Syracuse) 3.5 3.5 U 3 3
Aerial tramway          
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (New York City) 1.2 0.6 0 2 0

1 Parts of the system detailed here also serve New Jersey.

2 Parts of the system detailed here also serve New Jersey and Connecticut.

3 Parts of the system detailed here also serve New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; U = data are not available.

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.