Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2008

Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2008

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Rail transit mode/transit agency Primary city served States served Directional route-miles Number of crossings Number of stations1 Number of ADA accessible stations2
Heavy rail, total 11 17 1,602.8 27 1,025 492
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, NH, RI 76.3 0 53 49
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago IL, IN 207.8 25 143 86
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 38.1 0 18 13
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority 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, NJ, CT 493.8 0 468 80
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation New York NY, NJ, CT 28.6 2 13 7
Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority New York NY, NJ, CT 28.6 0 23 5
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ, DE, MD 31.5 0 13 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 74.9 0 75 28
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 24 1,397.7 2,608 787 665
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 33 33
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA, NH, RI 51.0 65 74 28
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Buffalo NY 12.4 8 15 15
Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte NC 19.0 21 19 19
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 30.4 22 34 9
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 87.7 98 34 34
Denver Regional Transportation District Denver CO 70.0 39 36 36
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 3.4 24 U U
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Los Angeles CA 109.7 104 49 49
Memphis Area Transit Authority Memphis TN, MS, AR 10.0 62 7 7
Metro Transit Minneapolis MN 24.4 45 17 17
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority New Orleans LA 33.5 0 9 9
New Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 114.3 120 60 54
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 82.4 691 45 2
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 47.4 44 27 27
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District Portland OR, WA 95.9 136 30 30
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 73.8 129 48 47
Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake City UT 39.4 76 28 28
North County Transit District San Diego CA 44.0 41 15 15
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System San Diego CA 108.4 96 53 53
San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco CA 83.1 417 9 9
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority San Jose CA 81.0 168 65 65
Central Puget Sound Regional Transportation Authority Seattle WA 3.6 14 6 6
King County Department of Transportation Seattle WA 2.7 3 11 11
Bi-State Development Agency St. Louis MO, IL 91.1 25 37 37
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Tampa FL 4.8 21 8 8
Commuter rail, total3 18 21 8,218.8 3,161 1,199 763
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 958.0 161 10 10
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 400.4 40 42 24
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA, NH, RI 737.5 257 133 95
N. New England Passenger Rail Authority Boston MA, ME, NH 230.4 65 10 10
NE Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation Chicago IL, WI 980.4 532 239 165
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Chicago IL, IN 179.8 117 20 13
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 29.0 15 4 4
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Ft. Worth TX 43.3 19 5 5
Connecticut Department of Transportation Hartford CT 101.2 3 8 8
Southern California Regional Rail Authority Los Angeles CA 777.8 435 55 55
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Miami FL 142.2 73 18 18
Regional Transportation Authority Nashville TN 62.8 35 6 6
MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 157 109 42
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY, NJ, CT 638.2 346 124 100
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, CT 996.8 316 164 70
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 7 12 4
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 446.9 283 154 55
Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake City UT 87.7 29 8 8
North County Transit District San Diego CA 82.2 34 8 8
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board San Francisco CA 153.7 46 32 25
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Seattle WA 146.9 44 10 10
Altamont Commuter Express San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA, MD 161.5 20 18 18
United States, total 35 32 11,219.3 5,796 3,011 1,920

1 Many light rail lines have numerous stops in the street that do not meet the definition of a station.

2 Additional stations may be wheelchair accessible but do not comply with other provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

3 Excludes commuter-type services operated independently by Amtrak or another intercity rail provider.

KEY: U = data are unavailable, ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, MTA = Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

NOTES: Does not include other transit rail systems including aerial tramway, automated guideway, cable car, 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. For more information on individual transit agencies, see Transit Profile: All Transit Agencies for the 2008 Report Year, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/pubs/profiles/2008/Transit%20Profiles_All%20Transit%20Agencies_Complete%20Set.pdf, as of May 7, 2010. For more information on the footnotes, see the National Transit Database Glossary entries for Passenger Stations, ADA Accessible Stations, and Commuter Rail, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/Glossary.htm, as of May 7, 2010.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, tables 21 and 23, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov as of Apr. 9, 2010.