Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2001

Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2001

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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 9 5,674 81.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.8
Alaska 2 3,678 90.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.2
Arizona 12 56,867 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
Arkansas 3 5,094 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6
California 82 1,346,517 71.2 10.0 9.4 1.4 7.9
Colorado 7 87,015 88.5 0.0 10.4 0.0 1.1
Connecticut 17 47,995 96.4 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.9
Delaware 1 8,543 93.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3
District of Columbia 1 378,936 37.6 62.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
Florida 28 202,853 85.9 6.8 0.0 1.3 6.1
Georgia 9 175,963 52.9 46.8 0.0 0.0 0.3
Hawaii 2 71,519 98.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
Idaho 3 1,683 92.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.7
Illinois 13 616,940 58.1 29.5 0.0 11.7 0.8
Indiana 18 29,970 83.4 0.0 0.0 12.6 4.0
Iowa 9 13,346 94.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.8
Kansas 4 4,810 89.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.9
Kentucky 3 24,468 97.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2
Louisiana 9 74,787 88.3 0.0 6.9 0.0 4.8
Maine 5 3,072 61.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.0
Maryland 7 135,596 79.0 10.0 5.8 4.3 0.9
Massachusetts 12 393,345 34.5 34.9 19.1 9.4 2.1
Michigan 18 92,046 93.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3
Minnesota 7 84,756 97.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Mississippi 2 1,572 89.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.0
Missouri 6 69,539 77.8 0.0 20.8 0.0 1.6
Montana 3 1,982 94.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.4
Nebraska 2 5,418 98.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Nevada 2 58,803 98.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
New Hampshire 2 690 92.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
New Jersey 20 375,488 55.9 23.7 1.8 17.5 1.1
New Mexico 3 9,772 96.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.1
New York 38 3,121,001 37.6 55.9 0.2 5.6 0.7
North Carolina 12 36,721 95.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7
North Dakota 3 1,537 81.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.5
Ohio 18 136,384 88.8 6.0 3.3 0.0 1.9
Oklahoma 2 8,922 95.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.2
Oregon 4 105,246 75.3 0.0 23.7 0.0 1.0
Pennsylvania 23 427,509 60.8 20.4 7.6 7.2 4.0
Puerto Rico              
Rhode Island 2 14,855 95.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
South Carolina 8 10,592 87.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.4
South Dakota 2 1,045 82.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.9
Tennessee 8 26,360 88.4 0.0 8.3 0.0 3.4
Texas 31 302,730 92.9 0.0 3.8 0.9 2.4
Utah 2 27,062 74.3 0.0 22.5 0.0 3.2
Vermont 1 1,599 98.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1
Virginia 14 50,939 92.5 0.0 0.0 4.8 2.7
Washington 17 175,329 70.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 29.2
West Virginia 4 3,495 97.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Wisconsin 18 95,996 97.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2
Wyoming 1 181 90.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.9
United States, total 1 529 8,936,241 58.0 30.5 3.7 4.7 3.1

1Excludes Puerto Rico.

NOTE: Transit ridership data in this table, including the United States total, are based on 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 included in the database. Data are assigned to the state of a transit agency's mailing address.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com/NTD/ as of Dec. 3, 2003.