Table 1 - Condition of Transit Vehicles: 1987-1997

Table 1 - Condition of Transit Vehicles: 1987-1997

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Type of vehicle Rating
1987
Rating
1997
Articulated buses 3.1 2.7
Full-size buses 3.0 3.0
Mid-size buses 3.0 3.0
Small buses 3.3 3.4
Vans 3.2 3.5
Locomotives 4.5 4.5
Heavy railcars 4.7 3.9
Unpowered commuter railcars 4.2 4.2
Powered commuter railcars 4.8 3.7
Light-rail vehicles 4.5 4.6

Key to ratings: 0.01.99 = poor; 2.02.99 = substandard; 3.03.99 = adequate; 4.04.9 = good; 4.95.0 = excellent.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, 1999 Status of the Nation's Surface Transportation System: Condition and Performance (Washington, DC: 2000).