Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2003

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2003

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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 10 6,643 84.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.6
Alaska 2 3,708 90.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9
Arizona 13 71,734 97.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
Arkansas 4 4,701 94.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1
California 79 1,327,293 73.1 9.4 8.7 1.3 7.5
Colorado 7 86,560 86.3 0.0 12.3 0.0 1.4
Connecticut 14 37,154 95.6 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.4
Delaware 1 8,062 92.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.1
District of Columbia 1 391,992 37.7 62.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Florida 27 214,320 85.2 6.7 0.2 1.3 6.7
Georgia 13 159,247 54.3 45.1 0.0 0.0 0.6
Hawaii 2 70,198 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Idaho 2 1,681 94.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1
Illinois 11 596,393 57.4 30.4 0.0 11.4 0.9
Indiana 17 30,469 84.6 0.0 0.0 11.7 3.7
Iowa 10 18,570 95.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
Kansas 4 4,604 87.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.5
Kentucky 3 21,059 97.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6
Louisiana 9 70,843 85.9 0.0 8.9 0.0 5.2
Maine 5 3,231 61.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 38.1
Maryland 8 140,346 80.0 9.4 5.2 4.5 1.0
Massachusetts 12 415,135 34.5 36.2 17.5 9.8 2.0
Michigan 19 82,497 93.9 0.0 <0.1 0.0 6.1
Minnesota 7 79,381 97.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8
Mississippi 2 1,457 91.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
Missouri 6 62,541 74.6 0.0 23.7 0.0 1.7
Montana 3 1,922 94.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.6
Nebraska 2 6,222 98.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Nevada 2 55,849 98.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
New Hampshire 3 950 93.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.5
New Jersey 17 350,099 57.1 20.0 2.5 18.5 1.9
New Mexico 3 9,158 96.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
New York 44 3,058,494 37.7 55.7 0.2 5.6 0.8
North Carolina 11 41,430 96.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4
North Dakota 3 1,517 81.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.8
Ohio 21 131,381 86.6 5.6 2.4 0.0 5.4
Oklahoma 2 7,169 94.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.2
Oregon 5 113,485 71.3 0.0 27.4 0.0 1.2
Pennsylvania 25 423,667 62.9 20.2 7.6 7.1 2.2
Rhode Island 1 17,006 95.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
South Carolina 8 8,554 88.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.9
South Dakota 2 982 81.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.4
Tennessee 8 26,441 87.8 0.0 8.1 0.0 4.1
Texas 31 290,433 90.7 0.0 5.9 0.8 2.6
Utah 2 33,083 66.6 0.0 29.7 0.0 3.8
Vermont 1 1,697 97.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Virginia 15 51,168 91.3 0.0 0.0 6.2 2.5
Washington 17 183,209 66.9 0.0 0.4 0.4 32.4
West Virginia 4 3,450 97.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
Wisconsin 17 82,570 97.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.6
Wyoming 1 189 87.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.8
United States, total1 536 8,809,943 58.0 30.3 3.8 4.7 3.2

1 Excludes Puerto Rico.

NOTE: This table includes data from 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 necessarily included in the source 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 as of Oct. 5, 2005.