TABLE 6-5/6-6a Average Transit Fare per Passenger-Mile by Service Type: 1992-2002

TABLE 6-5/6-6a Average Transit Fare per Passenger-Mile by Service Type: 1992-2002

Chained 2000 dollars

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Bus 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.20 0.20 0.21 0.19 0.18
Commuter rail 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.14 0.14 0.15 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.14
Demand responsive 0.18 0.19 0.33 0.27 0.24 0.22 0.19 0.20 0.20 0.21 0.22
Heavy rail 0.20 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.17
Light rail 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.16 0.15 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.13 0.14 0.15
Trolley bus 0.29 0.32 0.33 0.32 0.30 0.30 0.30 0.32 0.31 0.31 0.30
Other 0.18 0.17 0.20 0.19 0.13 0.14 0.11 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.14
Total 0.18 0.18 0.19 0.19 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.17

NOTES: Data for 2002 are preliminary. Fares include subsidies. For definitions of service types, see Glossary. Other includes aerial tramway, automated guideway transit, cable car, inclined plane, and monorail. Current dollar amounts (see table 6-5/6-6b) were converted to chained 2000 dollars by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to eliminate the effects of inflation over time.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on American Public Transportation Association, Public Transportation Fact Book 2004 (Washington, DC: 2004), tables 8 and 65, also available online at http://www.apta.com, as of May 2004.