Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2009

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2009

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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 6,958 82.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.6
Alaska 4 5,078 89.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.6
Arizona 13 101,766 91.7 0.0 5.5 0.0 2.8
Arkansas 4 4,285 94.4 0.0 2.8 0.0 2.8
California 83 1,467,343 68.9 11.0 11.2 1.8 7.1
Colorado 9 106,442 79.6 0.0 18.6 0.0 1.8
Connecticut 17 42,016 93.2 0.0 0.0 1.4 5.3
Delaware 1 10,047 91.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
District of Columbia 1 435,859 31.4 68.1 0.0 0.0 0.5
Florida 32 255,995 84.4 7.1 0.2 1.6 6.6
Georgia 17 188,352 54.4 44.3 0.0 0.0 1.3
Hawaii 2 78,940 98.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Idaho 4 2,557 90.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.4
Illinois 15 654,455 57.0 31.0 0.0 11.0 1.1
Indiana 21 30,735 84.1 0.0 0.0 12.6 3.2
Iowa 11 21,337 95.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
Kansas 5 5,723 89.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5
Kentucky 3 25,934 97.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Louisiana 8 30,003 74.1 0.0 17.8 0.0 8.1
Maine 6 4,006 62.6 0.0 0.0 11.8 25.7
Maryland 12 162,581 79.9 8.3 5.4 5.0 1.4
Massachusetts 13 395,727 32.1 37.6 17.9 10.3 2.2
Michigan 21 101,758 93.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3
Minnesota 7 97,226 87.4 0.0 10.1 0.1 2.4
Mississippi 2 1,385 87.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.8
Missouri 6 72,799 71.6 0.0 26.7 0.0 1.8
Montana 4 2,319 95.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6
Nebraska 2 5,906 97.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Nevada 2 75,814 98.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
New Hampshire 4 2,496 98.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
New Jersey 15 416,468 50.5 21.6 5.4 20.1 2.4
New Mexico 4 13,588 89.8 0.0 0.0 8.0 2.2
New York 42 3,697,025 30.2 64.0 0.2 4.8 0.8
North Carolina 16 61,601 89.6 0.0 5.8 0.0 4.6
North Dakota 3 2,172 86.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.3
Ohio 24 117,110 88.9 3.8 2.0 0.0 5.2
Oklahoma 4 7,414 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
Oregon 8 128,217 67.7 0.0 30.7 0.1 1.5
Pennsylvania 24 454,434 60.2 20.9 8.1 8.0 2.8
Rhode Island 2 20,562 97.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.9
South Carolina 8 8,566 92.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.3
South Dakota 2 1,357 85.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.7
Tennessee 12 31,672 90.8 0.0 3.5 0.6 5.1
Texas 32 281,113 84.1 0.0 10.9 1.0 4.0
Utah 2 39,037 57.5 0.0 34.3 3.4 4.8
Vermont 1 2,552 98.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
Virginia 20 71,595 91.9 0.0 0.0 5.4 2.7
Washington 19 232,648 73.0 0.0 1.7 1.1 24.3
West Virginia 4 4,915 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Wisconsin 17 74,797 96.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 3.3
Wyoming 2 453 82.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.3
United States, total1 600 10,063,138 53.0 34.6 4.6 4.6 3.1

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 Jun. 28, 2011.