TABLE 4-15 - Transit Rail Stations That Are ADA-Compliant by Service Type: 2004-2009

TABLE 4-15 - Transit Rail Stations That Are ADA-Compliant by Service Type: 2004-2009

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Number of stations

  Commuter rail Heavy rail Light rail Other rail Total number of ADA-compliant stations Total number of stations ADA-compliant stations (percent)
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
2007 725 493 642 12 1,872 2,999 62.4
2008 753 508 665 12 1,938 3,029 64.0
2009 784 515 721 12 2,032 3,103 65.5

KEY: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act.

NOTES: Other rail includes monorail and Alaska Railroad. Table does not include station data for automated guideway, jitney, and inclined plane transit services.

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

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), National Transit Database, Data Tables, table 21, available at http://www.ntdprogram.gov/ as of December 2010.