Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2001

Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority: 2001

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Rail transit mode/transit agency Primary city served States served Directional route-miles Number of crossings Number of stations Number of ADA accessible stations
Heavy rail            
Chicago Transit Auth. Chicago IL 206.3 25 144 64
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth. Cleveland OH 38.2 0 18 8
L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Auth. Los Angeles CA 31.9 0 16 16
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 29.4 0 14 14
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Auth. Boston MA 76.3 0 53 38
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Auth. Atlanta GA 96.0 0 38 38
Miami-Dade Transit Agency Miami FL 42.2 0 21 0
MTA New York City Transit New York NY 493.8 0 468 41
MTA Staten Island Railway New York NY 28.6 0 23 3
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation New York NY, NJ 25.0 2 13 6
Port Authority Transit Corporation Philadelphia PA, NJ 31.5 0 13 5
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District San Francisco CA 190.1 0 39 39
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 76.1 0 76 4
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Auth. Washington DC, MD, VA 206.6 0 83 83
Light rail            
Bi-State Development Agency St. Louis MO, IL 68.8 23 26 26
City of Detroit Department of Transportation Detroit MI 1.3 8 8 0
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Auth. Dallas TX 47.1 68 22 22
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Auth. Cleveland OH 30.8 22 34 7
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Auth. Tampa FL 4.6 U 10 10
Island Transit Galveston TX 9.8 57 3 0
Kenosha Transit Kenosha WI 1.9 26 1 0
King County Department of Transportation Seattle WA 3.7 14 9 9
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Trans Auth. Los Angeles CA 82.4 77 36 36
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD 57.6 52 32 32
Massachusetts Bay Trans Auth. Boston MA 51.0 56 78 16
McKinney Avenue Transit Auth. Dallas TX 2.8 U 0 0
Memphis Area Transit Auth. Memphis TN 5.8 40 28 28
New Jersey Transit Corporation Newark NJ 24.3 27 26 15
Niagara Frontier Transit Metro System Buffalo NY 12.4 8 14 7
Port Authority of Allegheny County Pittsburgh PA 34.8 39 13 13
Portland Streetcar Portland OR 4.8 87 0 0
Regional Transit Auth. New Orleans LA 16.0 124 9 9
Regional Transportation District Denver CO 28.0 34 20 20
Sacramento Regional Transit District Sacramento CA 40.7 90 29 29
San Diego Trolley San Diego CA 96.6 96 49 49
San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco CA 73.3 351 11 0
Santa Clara Valley Trans Auth. San Jose CA 58.4 97 49 23
Southeastern Pennsylvania Trans Auth. Philadelphia PA 69.3 1,702 64 0
Tri-County Metropolitan Trans District Portland OR 64.9 111 47 46
Utah Transit Auth. Salt Lake City UT 34.2 59 20 20
Commuter rail            
Alaska Railroad Corporation Anchorage AK 275.0 27 3 3
Altamont Commuter Express Auth. San Jose CA 172.0 127 10 10
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Auth. Seattle WA 78.6 39 7 7
Connecticut Department of Transportation New Haven CT 101.2 3 8 8
Maryland Transit Administration Baltimore MD, DC, WV 373.4 40 40 19
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Auth. Boston MA, RI 710.0 0 121 75
MTA Long Island Rail Road New York NY 638.2 402 124 97
MTA Metro-North Railroad New York NY, NJ, CT 545.7 162 108 28
New Jersey Transit Corporation New York NY, NJ, PA 975.2 329 162 46
N. San Diego County Transit Development Board San Diego CA 82.2 34 8 8
NE Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation Chicago IL, WI 940.4 512 227 125
Northern Indiana Commuter Trans District Chicago IL, IN 179.8 117 18 7
ON TRACK Syracuse NY 3.5 U 3 3
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board San Francisco CA 153.6 49 34 22
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Philadelphia PA 144.4 7 14 4
South Florida Regional Transportation Auth. Miami FL 142.2 72 18 18
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth. Philadelphia PA 449.2 116 177 30
Southern California Regional Rail Auth. Los Angeles CA 770.0 442 49 49
Trinity Railway Express Dallas TX 51.6 24 7 7
Vermont Transportation Auth. Burlington VT 25.0 U 3 3
Virginia Railway Express Washington DC, VA 177.5 23 18 18
Total     9,486.0 5,820 2,816 1,363

KEY: MTA = Metropolitan Transportation Authority; U = data are unavailable.

NOTE: Does not include several other transit rail systems including aerial tramway, automated guideway, inclined plane, and monorail. For definition of directional route-miles see table 1-7.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, 2003 Public Transportation Fact Book, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://www.apta.com/stats as of Oct. 2, 2003.