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.