Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2004

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2004

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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 1,596.1 27 1,023 428
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Atlanta GA 96.1 0 38 38
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 29.4 0 14 14
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA 76.3 0 53 42
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago IL 206.3 25 144 72
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 38.1 0 18 10
L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Auth. Los Angeles CA 31.9 0 16 16
Miami-Dade Transit Agency Miami FL 45.0 0 22 22
MTA New York City Transit New York NY 493.8 0 468 54
MTA Staten Island Railway New York NY 28.6 0 23 4
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation New York NY, NJ 28.6 2 13 7
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ 31.5 0 13 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 74.9 0 75 18
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco CA 209.0 0 43 43
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth. Washington DC, MD, VA 206.6 0 83 83
Light rail, total 26 19 1,194.8 3,752 723 589
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 32 32
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA 51.0 65 70 25
Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System Buffalo NY 12.4 8 15 7
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 30.4 22 34 8
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority Dallas TX 87.7 98 34 34
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Dallas TX 2.8 U 0 0
Regional Transportation District Denver CO 31.6 39 23 23
Island Transit Galveston TX 11.8 57 3 3
Metro Transit Authority of Harris County Houston TX 14.8 68 16 16
Kenosha Transit Kenosha WI 1.9 19 2 1
Central Arkansas Transit Authority Little Rock AR 2.8 0 U U
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trans. Auth. Los Angeles CA 109.7 104 49 49
Memphis Area Transit Authority Memphis TN 10.0 62 7 7
Metro Transit Minneapolis MN 24.4 45 17 17
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority New Orleans LA 25.3 238 9 9
New Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 99.9 88 49 42
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 66.2 1,702 46 1
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 45.3 44 25 25
Portland Streetcar Portland OR 4.8 87 0 0
Tri-County Metropolitan Trans. District Portland OR 92.9 128 62 62
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 58.4 104 41 40
Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake City UT 37.3 72 23 23
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. Authority San Jose CA 58.4 119 57 57
Central Puget Sound Regional Trans. Auth. Seattle WA 3.6 25 6 6
King County Department of Transportation Seattle WA 3.7 14 9 9
Bi-State Development Agency St. Louis MO, IL 75.8 24 28 28
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Auth. Tampa FL 4.8 21 8 8
Commuter rail, total1 16 18 6,971.2 2,754 1,166 679
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 92.4 27 10 10
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD, DC, WV 400.4 40 42 22
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA, RI 702.1 233 126 82
NE Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation Chicago IL, WI 940.4 512 230 139
Northern Indiana Commuter Trans. District Chicago IL, IN 179.8 117 20 12
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 29.0 15 4 4
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Dallas TX 40.5 19 5 5
Connecticut Department of Transportation New Haven CT 101.2 3 8 8
Southern California Regional Rail Authority Los Angeles CA 778.0 442 53 53
South Florida Regional Transportation Auth. Miami FL 142.2 72 18 18
MTA Metro-North Railroad New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 160 109 32
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY 638.2 395 124 99
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, PA 1,070.2 329 167 68
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 7 12 4
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 446.9 116 156 51
N. San Diego County Transit Development Board San Diego CA 82.2 34 8 8
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board San Francisco CA 153.7 49 34 24
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Auth. Seattle WA 146.9 34 9 9
Altamont Commuter Express Authority San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
ON TRACK Syracuse NY 3.5 U 3 3
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA 161.5 23 18 18
United States, total 34 28 9,762.1 6,533 2,912 1,696

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: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; 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. Heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail are defined in the glossary.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, 2006 Public Transportation Fact Book, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/rail/index.cfm as of Oct. 3, 2006.