TABLE 4-1 - Transit Rail Stations That Are ADA-Compliant by Service Type: 1995-2006

TABLE 4-1 - Transit Rail Stations That Are ADA-Compliant by Service Type: 1995-2006

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  Commuter rail Heavy rail Light rail Other rail ADA-compliant stations Total number of stations ADA-compliant stations (percent)
1995 322 237 168 2 729 2,573 28.3
1996 356 245 233 2 836 2,617 31.9
1997 388 256 265 2 911 2,643 34.5
1998 500 258 290 2 1,050 2,675 39.3
1999 533 284 351 2 1,170 2,728 42.9
2000 552 340 384 2 1,278 2,777 46.0
2001 583 359 408 5 1,355 2,807 48.3
2002 624 366 458 9 1,457 2,786 52.3
2003 643 416 466 12 1,537 2,799 54.9
2004 666 428 589 12 1,695 2,911 58.2
2005 686 459 596 12 1,753 2,948 59.5
2006 712 479 635 12 1,838 2,987 61.5

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act.

NOTES: Other rail includes monorail and (for 2001-2006 only) Alaska Railroad. Table does not include station data for automated guideway, jitney, and inclined plane transit services. Data may not add to total because of independent rounding.

ADA-compliant stations are those that are fully compliant with the ADA. Under the ADA, many older stations have elevators and were given time, some to year 2020, to re-model or be replaced. In addition, they were given time to add ramps, tile strips along the platform, and communication equipment for full ADA compliance.

SOURCES: 1994-2001: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), personal communication, May 2005. 2002-2006: USDOT, FTA, National Transit Database Data Tables, Annual Reports, table 21, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/, as of July 2008 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-9, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of April 2008.