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

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Pennsylvania: 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          
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) (Philadephia) 76.1 102.3 0 76 4
Port Authority Transit Corp. of PA and NJ (PATCO) (Philadelphia) 2 31.5 38.4 0 13 5
Light rail          
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) (Philadephia) 69.3 171.0 1,702 64 0
Port Authority of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) 34.8 44.8 39 13 13
Commuter rail          
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) (Philadephia)2 449.2 695.4 116 177 30
Pennsylvania DOT (Philadelphia) 144.4 144.4 7 14 4
Inclined Plane          
Cambria County Transit Authority (Johnstown) 0.2 0.2 0 2 0
Port Authority of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) 0.5 0.5 0 4 3

1 Not listed here is the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit). NJ Transit provides commuter rail service between Atlantic City, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.

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

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.