Table 1-9: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2011

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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 1,596.6 27 1,025 514
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 92
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 38.1 0 18 15
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Los Angeles CA 31.9 0 16 16
Miami-Dade Transit Miami FL 45.0 0 22 22
MTA New York City Transit New York NY, NJ, CT 487.5 0 468 87
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 22 4
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ, DE, MD 31.5 0 13 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 74.9 0 75 35
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco CA 209.0 0 44 44
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington DC, MD, VA 211.8 0 86 86
Light rail, total 28 25 1,740.4 3,177 895 781
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Austin TX 64.2 0 9 9
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 33 33
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA, NH, RI 51.0 65 74 36
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Buffalo NY 12.4 8 15 15
Charlotte Area Transit System Charlotte NC 18.6 19 19 19
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland OH 30.4 22 34 9
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 143.6 145 55 55
Denver Regional Transportation District Denver CO 70.0 37 36 36
Metropolitan 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 3.8 24 0 0
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Los Angeles CA 121.1 127 53 53
Memphis Area Transit Authority Memphis TN, MS, AR 10.0 62 7 7
Metro Transit Minneapolis MN 24.7 50 19 19
New Orleans Regional Transit Authority New Orleans LA 25.3 238 9 9
New Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 185.9 120 61 55
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 82.4 691 45 2
Valley Metro Rail, Inc. Phoenix AZ 39.2 140 33 33
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 47.4 44 23 23
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon Portland OR, WA 141.6 222 43 43
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 73.8 127 48 47
Utah Transit Authority Salt Lake City UT 70.7 76 42 42
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 Transit Authority Seattle WA 34.4 51 20 20
King County Department of Transportation Seattle WA 2.7 0 11 11
Bi-State Development Agency St. Louis MO, IL 91.1 25 37 37
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Tampa FL 5.4 23 9 9
Commuter rail, total3 19 23 8,536.3 3,419 1,229 812
Rio Metro Regional Transit District Albuquerque NM 193.1 86 12 12
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 959.9 133 10 10
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 400.4 40 42 24
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston MA, NH, RI 737.5 257 134 97
Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority Boston MA, ME, NH 230.4 65 10 10
Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation Chicago IL, WI 980.4 572 241 173
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Chicago IL, IN 179.8 117 20 13
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Dallas TX 72.3 44 10 10
Denton County Transportation Authority Dallas TX 39.4 42 5 5
Connecticut Department of Transportation Hartford CT 101.2 3 9 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
Metro Transit Minneapolis MN 77.9 36 6 6
Regional Transportation Authority Nashville TN 62.8 35 6 6
Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 156 111 45
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY, NJ, CT 638.2 343 124 103
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, CT 1,001.8 330 164 72
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 4 12 5
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Philadelphia PA 446.9 283 154 60
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 54 32 26
Altamont Commuter Express San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Seattle WA 146.9 101 10 10
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA, MD 161.5 20 18 18
United States, total 37 34 11,873.3 6,623 3,149 2,107

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

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

3Excludes 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: Beginning in 2012, National Transit Database data are reported according to revised modal classifications. Systems now classified as light rail, hybrid rail, and street car rail are listed under the light rail section. This table does not include other transit rail systems such as cable car, inclined plane, and monorail/automated guideway. 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 Annual National Transit Profiles available at www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/data.htm. For more information on footnotes, see the National Transit Database Glossary available at www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/Glossary.htm.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Adminstration, National Transit Database, table 21 and 23, available at www.ntdprogram.gov as of March 2013.