|Bus||Transit rail||Demand response||Other||Total|
NOTES: Demand response (also know as dial-a-ride or paratransit) is comprised of passenger cars, vans, or small buses operating in response to calls from passengers or their agents to the transit operator, who then dispatches a vehicle to pick up the passengers and transport them to their destinations. Other includes modes such as automated guideway, Alaska Railroad, cable car, ferryboat, inclined plane, monorail, trolleybus, and vanpool. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.
Bus and demand response in these tables refer to a mode of service, not to a specific vehicle type. Bus service is a variety of roadway services that share the characteristic of being entirely or partially fixed routes. Bus service includes local service, express service, subscription service, diversionary route service, loop service, and other types. Although bus service is normally provided by buses, it can be provided by smaller vehicles that may be considered large vans.
Data in this report are not comparable to the data published in the previous editions of the report due to different data sources used.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, Data Tables, Transit Operating Statistics: Service Supplied and Consumed, table 19, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/data.htm as of March 2010 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-37, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of March 2010.