Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2002

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2002

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Rail transit mode/transit agency Primary city served States served Directional route-miles Number of crossings Number of stations2 Number of ADA accessible stations3
Heavy rail, total 11 12 1,572.0 27 994 366
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Auth. Atlanta GA 96.1 0 38 38
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 29.4 0 14 14
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Auth. Boston MA 76.3 0 53 40
Chicago Transit Auth. Chicago IL 206.3 25 144 64
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth. Cleveland OH 38.1 0 18 9
L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Auth. Los Angeles CA 31.9 0 16 16
Miami-Dade Transit Agency Miami FL 42.2 0 21 21
MTA New York City Transit New York NY 493.8 0 468 44
MTA Staten Island Railway New York NY 28.6 0 23 4
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation New York NY, NJ 25.0 2 11 5
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ 31.5 0 13 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 76.1 0 53 13
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco CA 190.1 0 39 39
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth. Washington DC, MD, VA 206.6 0 83 54
Light rail, total 25 19 990.1 3,408 635 450
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 32 32
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Auth. Boston MA 51.0 56 78 16
Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System Buffalo NY 12.4 8 15 7
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth. Cleveland OH 30.4 22 34 8
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Auth. Dallas TX 71.9 83 29 29
McKinney Avenue Transit Auth. Dallas TX 2.8 U 0 0
Regional Transportation District Denver CO 31.6 39 20 20
Detroit Department of Transportation Detroit MI 1.3 8 8 0
Island Transit Galveston TX 11.8 57 3 0
Metro Transit Auth. of Harris County Houston TX 15.0 64 16 16
Kenosha Transit Kenosha WI 1.9 19 2 1
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trans Auth. Los Angeles CA 82.4 77 36 36
Memphis Area Transit Auth. Memphis TN 5.8 0 1 1
Regional Transit Auth. New Orleans LA 16.0 124 9 9
New Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 24.9 27 26 15
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 69.3 1,702 68 3
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 34.8 39 14 14
Portland Streetcar Portland OR 4.8 87 0 0
Tri-County Metropolitan Trans District Portland OR 81.3 196 52 52
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 40.7 90 29 29
Bi-State Development Agency St. Louis MO, IL 68.8 23 26 26
Utah Transit Auth. Salt Lake City UT 34.2 65 20 20
San Diego Trolley San Diego CA 96.6 96 49 48
San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco CA 72.9 351 9 9
Santa Clara Valley Trans Auth. San Jose CA 58.4 97 44 44
Central Puget Sound Regional Trans Auth. Seattle WA 3.2 12 5 5
King County Department of Transportation Seattle WA 3.7 14 0 0
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Auth. Tampa FL 4.6 U 10 10
Commuter rail, total1 17 19 6,835.2 2,505 1,139 628
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 92.4 27 7 7
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD, DC, WV 400.4 40 40 19
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Auth. Boston MA, RI 711.3 0 124 78
Vermont Transportation Auth. Burlington VT 25.0 U 3 3
NE Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation Chicago IL, WI 940.4 512 227 131
Northern Indiana Commuter Trans District Chicago IL, IN 179.8 117 20 11
Trinity Railway Express Dallas TX 69.5 34 9 9
Southern California Regional Rail Auth. Los Angeles CA 768.8 438 51 51
South Florida Regional Transportation Auth. Miami FL 142.2 72 18 18
Connecticut Department of Transportation New Haven CT 101.2 3 8 8
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY 638.2 402 124 99
MTA Metro-North Railroad New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 162 109 29
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, PA 975.2 329 162 46
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 7 4 3
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 449.2 116 153 48
N. San Diego County Transit Development Board San Diego CA 82.2 8 8 8
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board San Francisco CA 153.7 49 34 22
Altamont Commuter Express Auth. San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Auth. Seattle WA 78.6 39 7 7
ON TRACK Syracuse NY 3.5 U 3 3
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA 161.5 23 18 18
United States, total 33 28 9,397.3 5,940 2,768 1,444

1 Excludes commuter-type services operated independently by Amtrak.

2 Many light rail lines have numerous stops in the street that do not meet the definition of station.

3 Additional stations may be wheelchair accessible but not comply with other provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

KEY: MTA = Metropolitan Transportation Authority; U = data are unavailable.

NOTE: Does not include several other transit rail systems including aerial tramway, automated guideway, inclined plane, and monorail. For definition of directional route-miles see table 1-8.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, 2004 Public Transportation Fact Book, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/rail/index.cfm as of June 3, 2004.