TABLE 37/38a Average Transit Fare per Passenger-Mile: Fiscal Years 1990-2000

TABLE 37/38a Average Transit Fare per Passenger-Mile: Fiscal Years 1990-2000

(Current dollars)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Bus 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.20 0.20 0.21
Commuter rail 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.13 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.15 0.15
Demand responsive 0.09 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.30 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.19 0.20 0.20
Heavy rail 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.18
Light rail 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.13
Trolley bus 0.24 0.26 0.24 0.28 0.29 0.29 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.32 0.31
Other 0.15 0.14 0.16 0.15 0.18 0.17 0.13 0.14 0.11 0.12 0.13
Total 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18

NOTES: Data for 2000 are preliminary. Beginning in 1991, fares include subsidies formerly classified as "Other" operating funding.

Commuter rail-Urban/suburban passenger train service for short-distance travel between a central city and adjacent suburbs run on tracks of a traditional railroad system. Does not include heavy- or light-rail transit service.

Heavy rail-High-speed transit rail operated on rights-of-way that exlcude all other vehicles and pedestrians.

Light rail-Urban transit rail operated on a reserved right-of-way that may be crossed by roads used by motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Demand responsive-A nonfixed-route, nonfixed-schedule form of transportation that operates in response to calls from passengers or their agents to the transit operator or dispatcher.

SOURCES: American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book 2001, tables 18 and 26, available at http://www.apta.com/stats/fares/faremode.htm, as of February 2003. Modal definitions—U.S. Department of Transportaton, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Pocket Guide to Transportation 2003 (Washington, DC: 2003), glossary.