Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2002

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2002

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State Number of agencies reporting Annual unlinked passenger trips (thousands) Percent
Motor bus Heavy rail Light rail Commuter rail Other
Alabama 8 5,558 85.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0
Alaska 2 3,467 90.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.0
Arizona 11 60,220 96.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1
Arkansas 4 4,929 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
California 78 1,377,987 72.7 9.6 8.9 1.3 7.6
Colorado 6 88,477 86.9 0.0 11.8 0.0 1.3
Connecticut 17 46,552 96.5 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.9
Delaware 1 8,298 93.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.7
District of Columbia 1 391,304 37.8 62.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Florida 27 203,105 85.8 6.8 0.0 1.2 6.1
Georgia 12 175,429 52.6 46.9 0.0 0.0 0.5
Hawaii 2 74,661 98.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
Idaho 3 1,678 92.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
Illinois 11 610,229 58.2 29.6 0.0 11.4 0.8
Indiana 17 29,089 83.6 0.0 0.0 12.3 4.0
Iowa 10 16,981 95.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.8
Kansas 4 4,554 87.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1
Kentucky 3 22,857 97.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
Louisiana 9 72,950 87.7 0.0 7.4 0.0 5.0
Maine 5 3,233 60.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.7
Maryland 7 141,217 78.6 10.1 6.2 4.2 0.9
Massachusetts 12 417,318 32.3 38.6 17.7 9.4 2.0
Michigan 18 89,461 93.5 0.0 <0.1 0.0 6.4
Minnesota 7 81,346 97.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Mississippi 2 1,454 89.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.0
Missouri 6 65,192 75.9 0.0 22.5 0.0 1.6
Montana 3 2,024 94.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.6
Nebraska 2 5,221 98.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
Nevada 2 60,568 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
New Hampshire 2 695 92.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3
New Jersey 19 357,341 57.7 20.1 2.2 18.0 2.0
New Mexico 3 9,030 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
New York 43 3,111,235 38.9 54.6 0.2 5.6 0.7
North Carolina 12 39,017 96.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0
North Dakota 3 1,512 81.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.7
Ohio 21 128,247 87.5 5.6 2.4 0.0 4.5
Oklahoma 2 9,033 96.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.9
Oregon 5 114,876 74.4 0.0 24.6 0.0 1.0
Pennsylvania 22 421,406 62.0 20.1 7.2 7.4 3.3
Puerto Rico              
Rhode Island 2 14,794 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
South Carolina 8 9,013 87.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.6
South Dakota 2 1,010 82.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.8
Tennessee 8 26,256 88.4 0.0 8.2 0.0 3.4
Texas 31 293,828 92.1 0.0 4.7 0.7 2.5
Utah 2 29,687 63.6 0.0 32.9 0.0 3.5
Vermont 1 1,633 98.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4
Virginia 14 51,641 92.3 0.0 0.0 5.3 2.4
Washington 17 170,529 70.8 0.0 0.2 0.5 28.5
West Virginia 4 3,453 97.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Wisconsin 18 88,825 97.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.4
Wyoming 1 181 90.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9
United States, total1 530 8,948,599 58.5 30.0 3.8 4.6 3.1

1 Excludes Puerto Rico.

NOTE: Transit ridership data in this table, including the United States total, are based on urban transit agencies that are required to report information to the federal government because they applied for or are direct beneficiaries of urbanized area formula grants (49 USC 5307). Transit agencies with nine or fewer vehicles that would otherwise need to report under this definition typically receive a waiver from detailed reporting and, thus, are not included in the database. Data are assigned to the state of a transit agency's mailing address.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com/NTD/ as of June 7, 2004.