TABLE 8-7 Interruptions of Service by Type of Transit: 1995-2000

TABLE 8-7 Interruptions of Service by Type of Transit: 1995-2000

Number per 100,000 revenue vehicle-miles

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Motor bus 28 27 27 29 28 28
Light rail 32 26 20 14 17 15
Heavy rail 4 4 3 7 7 6
Commuter rail 4 3 3 3 3 3
Demand responsive 2 2 3 3 3 3
Average 18.8 18.1 17.6 18.7 18.6 18.1

NOTES: Interruptions of service include major and minor mechanical failures. If the vehicle operator was able to fix the problem and return the vehicle to service without assistance, the incident is not considered an interruption of service.

For definitions of service types, see Glossary

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Library, 2001 Reporting Manual, available at http://www.ndprogram.com, as of April 2003; and American Public Transportation Association, Maintenance data tables, available at http://www.apta.com/research/stats/maint/index.cfm, as of April 2003.