Table 4-3: Urban Transit Agencies in Texas: 2000

Table 4-3: Urban Transit Agencies in Texas: 2000

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Transit agencies Modes provided Urbanized area Annual unlinked passenger trips (thousands) Average weekday unlinked trips (thousands) Operating funds expended ($ millions) Capital funds expended ($ millions) Vehicles available for maximum service
METRO Bus, demand responsive Houston 87,379 300 326 192 2,166
DART Bus, demand responsive, light rail, commuter rail Dallas-Fort Worth 58,343 197 290 362 840
VIA Bus, demand responsive San Antonio 45,432 145 88 21 831
CMTA Bus, demand responsive, vanpool Austin 38,128 131 89 36 694
SUN METRO Bus, demand responsive El Paso 13,845 45 34 9 241
First Transit, Inc. Bus, demand responsive Houston 12,272 38 26 0 270
First Transit, Inc. Bus, demand responsive Dallas-Fort Worth 9,426 36 41 0 413
The T Bus, demand responsive, commuter rail Dallas-Fort Worth 6,034 22 31 51 261
Corpus Christi RTA Bus, demand responsive, ferry boat, vanpool Corpus Christi 5,799 20 16 5 112
Laredo Metro, Inc. Bus, demand responsive Laredo 4,826 15 9 0.1 65
City Transit Management Co., Inc. Bus, demand responsive Lubbock 3,851 27 4 4 80
BMT Bus, demand responsive Beaumont 1,551 5 3 0.7 23
ACTS Bus, demand responsive Amarillo 928 4 2 3 22
VPSI, Inc. Vanpool Houston 821 3 1 0 180
WTS Bus, demand responsive Waco 705 3 2 1 25
Abilene Transit System Bus, demand responsive Abilene 499 2 1 1 28
VPSI, Inc. Vanpool Dallas-Fort Worth 414 2 0.9 0 132
The D Bus, demand responsive Bryan-College Station 287 1 2 0 17
LRGVDC Bus, demand responsive McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 267 0.9 1 2 16
City of San Angelo Bus, demand responsive San Angelo 191 0.7 0.9 0.4 12
PAT Bus, demand responsive Port Arthur 178 0.7 1 0.1 16
TCOG Demand responsive Sherman-Denison 152 0.6 0.7 0.2 15
LINK Bus, demand responsive Denton 114 0.4 0.7 0 18
Handitran Special Transit Division, City of Arlington Demand responsive Dallas-Fort Worth 102 0.4 2 0.6 23
CONNECT Demand responsive Galveston 93 0.4 2 0.2 34
City of Mesquite Demand responsive Dallas-Fort Worth 36 0.1 0.4 0.1 17
Grand Connection Demand responsive Dallas-Fort Worth 22 0.01 0.3 0.06 11

KEY: ACTS = Amarillo City Transit System; BMT = Beaumont Municipal Transit System; CMTA = Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority; CONNECT = The Gulf Coast Center; Grand Connection = City of Grand Prairie Transportation Services Department; DART = Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority; LINK = City of Denton Public Transportation Department; LRGVDC = Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council; METRO = Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County; PAT = Port Arthur Transit; RTA = Regional Transportation Authority; SUN METRO = Mass Transit Department-City of El Paso; TCOG = Texoma Council of Governments; The D = Brazos Transit District; The T = Fort Worth Transportation Authority; VIA = VIA Metropolitan Transit; VPSI = Van Pool Services Incorporated; WTS = Waco Transit System.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com/NTD/Profiles.nsf/ProfileInformation?OpenForm&2000&All as of Dec. 6, 2001.