Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2008

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2008

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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 10 7,243 82.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.3
Alaska 4 5,047 89.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.6
Arizona 12 92,735 96.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1
Arkansas 4 4,327 94.3 0.0 3.1 0.0 2.6
California 84 1,452,341 69.3 10.9 10.9 1.8 7.1
Colorado 7 109,666 78.9 0.0 18.8 0.0 2.3
Connecticut 17 42,037 93.1 0.0 0.0 1.2 5.7
Delaware 1 9,483 91.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
District of Columbia 1 425,237 31.9 67.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
Florida 32 271,846 85.1 6.8 0.2 1.4 6.5
Georgia 15 173,391 50.6 47.9 0.0 0.0 1.5
Hawaii 2 71,310 97.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2
Idaho 2 1,810 91.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
Illinois 15 668,465 57.8 29.6 0.0 11.5 1.0
Indiana 20 33,333 84.0 0.0 0.0 12.5 3.5
Iowa 11 19,970 95.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6
Kansas 5 5,773 89.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.3
Kentucky 3 25,488 97.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6
Louisiana 8 27,619 76.4 0.0 15.3 0.0 8.3
Maine 6 3,420 74.5 0.0 0.0 12.9 12.6
Maryland 12 156,213 79.6 8.9 5.1 5.1 1.3
Massachusetts 13 398,281 32.1 37.3 18.5 9.8 2.2
Michigan 20 99,941 93.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.6
Minnesota 6 102,135 87.7 0.0 10.0 0.0 2.3
Mississippi 2 1,320 89.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.2
Missouri 6 75,230 72.0 0.0 26.2 0.0 1.8
Montana 3 1,971 94.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.5
Nebraska 2 6,134 98.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Nevada 2 75,467 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
New Hampshire 3 1,303 96.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8
New Jersey 15 418,155 50.2 22.5 5.1 20.2 2.0
New Mexico 3 12,048 97.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.4
New York 42 3,831,923 30.7 63.6 0.1 4.8 0.8
North Carolina 14 53,885 92.2 0.0 4.2 0.0 3.6
North Dakota 2 678 64.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.8
Ohio 23 131,454 87.0 5.8 2.5 0.0 4.7
Oklahoma 4 6,949 95.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.9
Oregon 6 122,877 66.8 0.0 31.7 0.0 1.5
Pennsylvania 24 445,423 61.7 20.7 8.2 7.7 1.6
Rhode Island 2 21,916 96.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1
South Carolina 8 8,428 90.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.1
South Dakota 2 1,355 84.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.6
Tennessee 8 30,447 91.5 0.0 3.3 0.5 4.6
Texas 29 298,091 85.0 0.0 10.5 0.9 3.6
Utah 2 43,670 58.0 0.0 33.8 3.3 5.0
Vermont 1 2,290 97.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Virginia 19 78,061 93.1 0.0 0.0 4.6 2.3
Washington 18 238,892 73.8 0.0 0.6 1.1 24.5
West Virginia 4 4,527 98.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Wisconsin 18 80,129 96.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 3.1
Wyoming 2 439 81.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.9
United States, total1 574 10,200,168 53.2 34.7 4.4 4.6 3.0

1 Excludes Puerto Rico.

NOTES: 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, Annual Data Tables, table 19, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/ as of Apr. 14, 2010.