Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2004

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2004

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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 9 6,814 86.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.2
Alaska 3 4,305 90.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.2
Arizona 13 72,671 97.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
Arkansas 4 3,708 93.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7
California 78 1,294,729 71.5 9.9 9.4 1.4 7.9
Colorado 7 88,936 87.2 0.0 11.3 0.0 1.6
Connecticut 17 37,438 92.7 0.0 0.0 1.1 6.2
Delaware 1 8,441 92.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.7
District of Columbia 1 397,783 36.7 63.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Florida 28 234,359 84.8 6.7 0.2 1.2 6.5
Georgia 13 157,649 55.5 43.8 0.0 0.0 0.7
Hawaii 2 62,504 98.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
Idaho 2 1,602 94.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4
Illinois 11 599,298 57.9 29.8 0.0 11.3 1.0
Indiana 17 29,508 84.3 0.0 0.0 12.0 3.6
Iowa 10 18,224 95.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6
Kansas 4 4,516 86.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.8
Kentucky 3 23,177 97.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Louisiana 8 65,408 80.6 0.0 13.6 0.0 5.8
Maine 5 3,282 64.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.8
Maryland 9 142,415 81.4 8.7 4.3 4.7 1.0
Massachusetts 12 415,798 33.5 37.9 17.0 9.6 2.0
Michigan 19 80,017 94.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8
Minnesota 7 73,375 92.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.1
Mississippi 2 1,405 91.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.2
Missouri 6 62,075 74.7 0.0 23.4 0.0 1.9
Montana 3 1,836 94.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.9
Nebraska 2 6,075 98.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3
Nevada 2 59,058 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
New Hampshire 3 1,021 93.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1
New Jersey 16 364,240 56.8 20.8 2.7 18.9 0.8
New Mexico 3 9,099 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
New York 48 3,095,920 36.6 57.0 0.2 5.4 0.8
North Carolina 12 42,656 96.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
North Dakota 3 1,328 78.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 21.8
Ohio 22 127,901 86.9 5.7 2.0 0.0 5.4
Oklahoma 3 7,263 94.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1
Oregon 5 113,733 71.1 0.0 27.7 0.0 1.2
Pennsylvania 23 433,200 63.7 20.3 7.3 7.0 1.6
Puerto Rico              
Rhode Island 1 17,169 95.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
South Carolina 8 7,035 85.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.0
South Dakota 2 1,024 81.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.2
Tennessee 8 26,160 92.3 0.0 3.8 0.0 4.0
Texas 41 294,607 89.3 0.0 7.4 0.7 2.6
Utah 2 27,983 59.3 0.0 35.8 0.0 4.9
Vermont 1 1,831 98.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
Virginia 16 55,713 91.6 0.0 0.0 6.2 2.2
Washington 18 186,012 68.5 0.0 0.6 0.5 30.3
West Virginia 3 3,248 97.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
Wisconsin 18 78,387 97.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.8
Wyoming 1 194 88.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.5
United States, total1 555 8,852,131 57.2 31.0 4.0 4.7 3.2

1Excludes 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. 19, 2006.