TABLE I-5 Interruptions of Service by Type of Transit: 1995-2000 and 2001-2004

TABLE I-5 Interruptions of Service by Type of Transit: 1995-2000 and 2001-2004

Number per 100,000 revenue vehicle-miles

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  Motor bus Light rail Heavy rail Commuter rail Demand response
1995 38 33 4 4 4
1996 38 27 4 3 4
1997 37 21 3 3 5
1998 38 15 7 3 5
1999 38 17 7 3 5
2000 37 15 6 3 5
2001 27 14 3 2 4
2002 24 14 5 1 3
2003 22 14 3 1 4
2004 21 13 4 0 3

NOTES: Data from 1995-2000 and 2001-2004 are not comparable due to a methodology change. Interruptions of service include major and minor mechanical failures. Since 2001, if the vehicle operator was able to fix the problem and return the vehicle to service without assistance, the incident has not been considered an interruption of service. For definitions of service types, see Glossary.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on various data. Revenue vehicle-miles-USDOT, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Transit Database, 2004 National Transit Summaries and Trends, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com/, as of April 2005. 1995-2004 interruptions of service-USDOT, FTA, National Transit Database, 2004 Data Tables, Revenue Vehicle Maintenance Performance table, available at http://www.ntdprogram.com/, as of August 2006.