Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2011

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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 12 6,578 82.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.1
Alaska 4 5,135 88.4 0.0 0.0 2.2 9.3
Arizona 14 90,319 83.0 0.0 14.2 0.0 2.8
Arkansas 5 5,159 94.5 0.0 2.6 0.0 2.8
California 91 1,379,293 68.2 11.4 11.4 1.9 7.2
Colorado 9 106,081 78.7 0.0 19.5 0.0 1.8
Connecticut 16 42,600 94.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 4.6
Delaware 1 10,889 91.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.9
District of Columbia 1 419,689 31.1 68.3 0.0 0.0 0.6
Florida 34 268,168 84.9 6.8 0.2 1.4 6.8
Georgia 17 169,560 53.5 45.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
Hawaii 2 75,068 98.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
Idaho 3 2,279 90.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9
Illinois 15 669,120 54.9 33.1 0.0 10.8 1.1
Indiana 21 33,402 86.0 0.0 0.0 11.1 2.9
Iowa 12 21,397 95.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5
Kansas 5 7,558 90.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.5
Kentucky 6 25,445 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
Louisiana 11 35,470 67.1 0.0 25.3 0.0 7.6
Maine 8 4,626 63.7 0.0 0.0 11.0 25.3
Maryland 12 144,884 76.9 9.7 6.0 5.7 1.7
Massachusetts 16 408,305 33.2 37.7 18.2 8.9 2.0
Michigan 21 101,087 92.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.4
Minnesota 7 101,770 86.7 0.0 10.2 0.7 2.3
Mississippi 2 1,574 83.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.4
Missouri 9 63,624 72.4 0.0 25.5 0.0 2.1
Montana 4 2,390 95.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.4
Nebraska 2 5,962 96.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1
Nevada 3 64,821 97.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
New Hampshire 6 3,185 98.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
New Jersey 28 401,283 48.9 24.0 5.2 19.8 2.0
New Mexico 4 15,064 89.6 0.0 0.0 8.1 2.3
New York 43 3,789,317 28.2 66.1 0.2 4.7 0.8
North Carolina 18 65,284 88.5 0.0 7.3 0.0 4.2
North Dakota 3 2,518 88.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.6
Ohio 27 110,380 87.5 5.2 2.5 0.0 4.9
Oklahoma 4 6,845 96.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.7
Oregon 8 123,731 61.7 0.0 36.6 0.0 1.7
Pennsylvania 26 462,219 59.2 21.9 7.7 8.3 3.0
Rhode Island 1 20,105 96.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2
South Carolina 9 9,252 87.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1
South Dakota 2 1,498 85.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.8
Tennessee 16 29,004 89.1 0.0 3.7 0.9 6.3
Texas 40 275,903 82.6 0.0 12.1 0.9 4.4
Utah 3 42,998 55.9 0.0 35.7 3.7 4.7
Vermont 1 2,560 98.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.9
Virginia 21 74,010 90.9 0.0 0.0 6.3 2.8
Washington 19 235,324 70.4 0.0 4.1 1.1 24.5
West Virginia 5 5,333 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Wisconsin 19 73,621 97.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.9
Wyoming 2 453 82.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.1
United States, total1 668 10,022,137 51.1 36.3 4.8 4.6 3.2

1Excludes territories (Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands)

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). Beginning in 2012, data include estimated industry totals for agencies with a Small Systems Waiver in place and Rural reporters. Data are assigned to the state of a transit agency's mailing address. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. Light rail includes light rail, street car, and hybrid rail modes. Motorbus includes motorbus, commuter bus, and bus rapid transit. Other includes automated guideway, cable car, demand response, ferry boat, inclined plane, monorail, trolley bus, and van pool.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Adminstration, National Transit Database, table 19, available at www.ntdprogram.gov as of March 2013.