Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2005

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2005

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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 6,562 86.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.0
Alaska 3 4,814 90.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.1
Arizona 12 77,706 97.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
Arkansas 4 3,993 91.2 0.0 3.9 0.0 4.9
California 80 1,357,676 71.3 10.0 9.8 1.5 7.4
Colorado 7 92,484 87.1 0.0 11.3 0.0 1.6
Connecticut 16 36,773 92.2 0.0 0.0 1.1 6.7
Delaware 1 8,764 91.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.1
District of Columbia 1 414,076 37.0 62.7 0.0 0.0 0.3
Florida 30 251,117 84.3 6.8 0.2 1.1 7.5
Georgia 14 160,294 55.0 44.3 0.0 0.0 0.8
Hawaii 2 68,658 98.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Idaho 2 1,583 94.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.1
Illinois 12 620,482 57.8 30.1 0.0 11.1 1.0
Indiana 18 29,092 82.8 0.0 0.0 13.1 4.2
Iowa 11 17,834 95.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9
Kansas 4 4,767 86.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.1
Kentucky 3 22,091 97.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
Louisiana1 7 16,905 80.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.9
Maine 6 3,647 61.4 0.0 0.0 6.9 31.7
Maryland 10 134,892 80.5 9.5 3.9 5.1 1.1
Massachusetts 12 419,327 37.4 33.9 17.6 9.0 2.1
Michigan 19 85,472 93.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.1
Minnesota 7 87,274 88.4 0.0 9.1 0.0 2.5
Mississippi 2 1,359 92.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8
Missouri 7 64,113 73.6 0.0 24.4 0.0 2.0
Montana 3 1,844 93.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.2
Nebraska 2 6,320 98.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
Nevada 2 61,807 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
New Hampshire 3 1,093 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
New Jersey 15 368,956 54.3 21.3 3.7 19.7 1.1
New Mexico 3 9,154 96.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.4
New York 45 3,183,993 36.9 56.8 0.2 5.3 0.8
North Carolina 14 45,221 95.1 0.0 0.7 0.0 4.2
North Dakota 3 1,474 80.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 19.6
Ohio 22 138,023 86.9 5.4 2.2 0.0 5.5
Oklahoma 4 6,382 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
Oregon 5 120,258 69.8 0.0 28.9 0.0 1.3
Pennsylvania 24 437,373 63.6 20.1 7.4 7.3 1.6
Rhode Island 2 19,560 96.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
South Carolina 8 6,967 83.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.9
South Dakota 2 1,083 82.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.8
Tennessee 7 26,832 92.3 0.0 3.8 0.0 3.9
Texas 31 284,936 86.8 0.0 9.7 0.8 2.7
Utah 2 39,746 60.0 0.0 36.0 0.0 3.9
Vermont 1 1,928 97.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1
Virginia 17 65,221 92.4 0.0 0.0 5.6 2.0
Washington 19 193,137 68.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 30.4
West Virginia 4 3,780 97.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
Wisconsin 18 76,945 97.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.9
Wyoming 2 289 62.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.3
United States, total2 557 9,094,071 57.1 30.9 4.2 4.7 3.2

1 The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority did not report data for 2005.

2 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. Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. Ridership data may not add to national total due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com as of Nov. 16, 2007.