Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Tennessee: 2000

Table 1-8: Characteristics of Rail Transit in Tennessee: 2000

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Transit agency Directional route-miles Miles of track Number of crossings Number of stations Number of ADA accessible stations
Light rail          
Memphis Area Transit Authority 5.8 6.1 40 28 28
Inclined plane          
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority 2.0 1.0 0 2 2

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

NOTE: Directional route-miles is the mileage in each direction over which public transportation vehicles travel while in revenue service. Directional route-miles are a measure of the facility or roadway, not the service carried on the facility such as the number of routes or vehicle-miles. Directional route-miles are computed with regard to direction of service, but without regard to the number of traffic lanes or rail tracks existing in the right-of-way.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book, 2001, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.apta.com/stats/ as of June 27, 2002.