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Average Age of Urban Transit Vehicles

(years)

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_01_29_111621.xlsx

Notes:

Cutaways are defined as service vehicles in which a bus body is mounted on the chassis of a van or light-duty truck. The original van or light-duty truck chassis may be reinforced or extended. Cutaways typically seat 15 or more passengers, and typically may accommodate some standing passengers.

Description:

KEY: N = data do not exist.

a Locomotives used in Amtrak intercity passenger services are not included.

bFull-size buses have more than 35 seats; Mid-size buses have 25-35 seats; Small buses have fewer than 25 seats.

Source:

All data, except full-size, mid-size, and small transit bus:

1985-14: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database (Washington, DC: Annual reports), table 25 and similar tables in earlier editions.

2015-20: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database (Washington, DC: Annual reports),  Vehicles, available at https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd/ntd-data as of Nov. 9, 2021.

Full-size, mid-size, and small transit bus:

1985-91: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database 1991 (Washington, DC: 1993), table 29 and similar tables in earlier editions. 

1992-2013: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Summaries and Trends (Washington, DC: Annual reports), table A56 and similar tables in earlier editions, available at https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd/annual-national-transit-summaries-and-trends as of May 5, 2016.

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