Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2006

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2006

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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 1,601.3 27 1,026 443
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
Los Angeles 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 65
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation New York NY, NJ 28.6 2 13 7
Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority New York NY 28.6 0 23 5
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ 31.5 0 13 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 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 Authority Washington DC, MD, VA 211.8 0 86 86
Light rail, total 26 20 1,188.0 2,479 741 607
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 33 33
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA 51.0 65 70 25
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Buffalo NY 12.4 8 15 7
Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte NC 3.9 10 10 10
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 30.4 22 34 8
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 87.7 98 34 34
Denver 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 2.4 23 11 11
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trans. Authority 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 Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 106.8 109 52 45
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 66.2 691 46 1
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 47.4 44 25 25
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District Portland OR 94.1 133 63 63
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 58.4 104 41 40
Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake City UT 37.3 76 24 24
San Diego Trolley, Incorporated San Diego CA 96.6 96 49 48
San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco CA 72.9 351 9 9
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority San Jose CA 70.8 119 57 57
Central Puget Sound Regional Transportation 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 Authority Tampa FL 4.8 21 8 8
Commuter rail, total1 15 20 8,076.0 2,932 1,174 696
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 958.0 161 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
N. New England Passenger Rail Authority Boston MA, ME, NH 199.9 37 10 10
NE Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation Chicago IL, WI 940.4 512 231 145
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation 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 778.0 443 54 54
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Miami FL 142.2 72 18 18
MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 1 109 32
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY 638.2 395 124 99
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, PA 1,113.0 316 167 68
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 7 12 4
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 446.9 283 156 54
North County Transit District San Diego CA 82.2 34 8 8
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board San Francisco CA 153.7 49 33 24
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Seattle WA 146.9 45 9 9
Altamont Commuter Express San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA 161.5 23 18 18
United States, total 33 30 10,865.3 5,438 2,941 1,746

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 do not comply with other provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; MTA = Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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, 2007 Public Transportation Fact Book, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/rail/index.cfm as of Nov. 9, 2007.