Table 2-13 - Urban Transit Indicators: 1987 and 1997 (thousands)

Table 2-13 - Urban Transit Indicators: 1987 and 1997 (thousands)

  Revenue vehicle-miles Passenger miles Ridership (unlinked trips)
1987 1997 Change (%) 1987 1997 Change (%) 1987 1997 Change (%)
Demand responsive 113,100 350,076 210 176,800 531,078 200 28,800 88,203 206
Bus 1,484,334 1,605,721 8 17,094,900 17,509,219 2 4,794,300 4,602,031 ­4
Commuter rail 169,901 229,608 35 6,806,300 8,037,486 18 311,000 357,199 15
Heavy rail 473,921 539,670 14 11,198,000 12,056,068 8 2,402,100 2,429,455 1
Light rail 18,015 39,802 121 404,400 1,023,708 153 131,300 259,404 98
Ferryboat 1,559 2,015 29 114,100 254,219 123 18,800 42,048 124
Total 2,281,275 2,853,330 25 36,102,300 40,180,219 11 7,847,900 7,982,371 2

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, 1987, 1997 (Washington, DC: 1989, 1999).