TABLE 11-11 Average Age of Selected Transit Vehicles: 1991-2001

TABLE 11-11 Average Age of Selected Transit Vehicles: 1991-2001

Years

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  1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Heavy-rail passenger cars 16.9 17.7 17.8 15.8 19.3 20.2 21.1 22.0 22.5 22.9 21.7
Commuter rail passenger coaches 17.3 19.3 18.6 20.1 21.4 24.1 21.6 19.4 17.5 16.9 18.1
Light rail vehicles (streetcars) 16.6 17.0 14.9 16.7 16.8 16.0 15.9 15.7 15.7 16.1 16.4
Full-size transit buses 8.0 8.3 8.5 9.9 8.7 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.1 7.8
Vans 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.3
Ferryboats 19.6 22.7 24.7 23.5 23.4 25.3 25.4 25.8 25.1 25.6 24.7

NOTE: Full-size transit buses have more than 35 seats. Preliminary 2002 data were available at the time this report was prepared but, because the Federal Transit Administration changed the data series, they are not included here.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002, table 1-28 revised, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2004.