TABLE 2-6-3 - Transit Passenger-Miles by Type of Service: 1998-2008

TABLE 2-6-3 - Transit Passenger-Miles by Type of Service: 1998-2008

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  Bus Transit rail Demand response Other Total
Heavy Commuter Light
1998 17,874 12,284 8,702 1,115 513 1,116 41,605
1999 18,684 12,902 8,764 1,190 559 1,180 43,279
2000 18,807 13,844 9,400 1,339 588 1,122 45,100
2001 19,583 14,178 9,544 1,427 626 1,150 46,508
2002 19,679 13,663 9,500 1,432 651 1,172 46,096
2003 19,179 13,606 9,555 1,476 689 1,172 45,677
2004 18,921 14,354 9,715 1,576 704 1,275 46,546
2005 19,425 14,418 9,470 1,700 738 1,374 47,125
2006 20,390 14,721 10,359 1,866 753 1,415 49,504
2007 20,388 16,138 11,137 1,930 778 1,502 51,873
2008 21,198 16,850 11,032 2,081 844 1,707 53,712

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.