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Characteristics of Rail Transit by Transit Authority

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Rail transit mode/transit agencyPrimary city servedStates servedDirectional route-milesNumber of crossingsNumber of stations(1)Number of ADA accessible stations(2)
Heavy rail, total11171,601.4271028534
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit AuthorityAtlantaGA96.103838
Maryland Transit AdministrationBaltimoreMD29.401414
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityBostonMA, NH, RI76.305349
Chicago Transit AuthorityChicagoIL, IN207.82514597
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit AuthorityClevelandOH38.101815
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityLos AngelesCA31.901616
Miami-Dade TransitMiamiFL49.802323
MTA New York City TransitNew YorkNY, NJ, CT487.5046896
Port Authority Trans-Hudson CorporationNew YorkNY, NJ, CT28.62137
Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating AuthorityNew YorkNY, NJ, CT28.60224
Port Authority Transit CorporationPhiladelphiaPA, NJ, DE, MD31.50137
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation AuthorityPhiladelphiaPA74.907538
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit DistrictSan FranciscoCA209.004444
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit AuthorityWashingtonDC, MD, VA211.808686
Light rail, total29251,789.43,628925825
Capital Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityAustinTX64.27999
Maryland Transit AdministrationBaltimoreMD57.6523333
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityBostonMA, NH, RI51.0657436
Niagara Frontier Transportation AuthorityBuffaloNY12.481414
Charlotte Area Transit SystemCharlotteNC18.6191919
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit AuthorityClevelandOH30.4223410
Dallas Area Rapid TransitDallasTX171.41626161
Denver Regional Transportation DistrictDenverCO94.2574646
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris CountyHoustonTX14.8681616
Kenosha TransitKenoshaWI1.91921
Central Arkansas Transit AuthorityLittle RockAR3.82400
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityLos AngelesCA136.31526666
Memphis Area Transit AuthorityMemphisTN, MS, AR10.06277
Metro TransitMinneapolisMN24.7501919
New Orleans Regional Transit AuthorityNew OrleansLA26.92471010
New Jersey Transit CorporationNewarkNJ116.21205561
Hampton Roads TransitNorfolkVA14.8221111
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation AuthorityPhiladelphiaPA82.9695452
Valley Metro Rail, Inc.PhoenixAZ39.21403333
Port Authority of Allegheny CountyPittsburghPA49.6442626
City of PortlandPortlandOR14.7819122
Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of OregonPortlandOR, WA133.52143737
Sacramento Regional Transit DistrictSacramentoCA76.11333838
Utah Transit AuthoritySalt Lake CityUT93.91445656
North County Transit DistrictSan DiegoCA44.0411515
San Diego Metropolitan Transit SystemSan DiegoCA108.4965353
San Francisco Municipal RailwaySan FranciscoCA83.141799
Santa Clara Valley Transportation AuthoritySan JoseCA81.01686565
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit AuthoritySeattleWA34.4511313
King County Department of TransportationSeattleWA2.7181111
Bi-State Development AgencySt. LouisMO, IL91.1253737
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit AuthorityTampaFL5.42399
Commuter rail, total(3)19238,733.93,4501,247841
Rio Metro Regional Transit DistrictAlbuquerqueNM193.1861313
Alaska Railroad CorporationAnchorageAK959.91331010
Maryland Transit AdministrationBaltimoreMD400.4404224
Massachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityBostonMA, NH, RI776.1258137100
Northern New England Passenger Rail AuthorityBostonMA, ME, NH287.61031212
Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad CorporationChicagoIL, WI975.4571241173
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation DistrictChicagoIL, IN179.81172013
Dallas Area Rapid TransitDallasTX72.3441010
Denton County Transportation AuthorityDallasTX42.64355
Connecticut Department of TransportationHartfordCT101.2398
Southern California Regional Rail AuthorityLos AngelesCA777.84235555
South Florida Regional Transportation AuthorityMiamiFL142.2731818
Metro TransitMinneapolisMN77.93677
Regional Transportation AuthorityNashvilleTN62.83566
Metro-North Commuter Railroad CompanyNew YorkNY, NJ, CT545.715811246
MTA Long Island Rail RoadNew YorkNY, NJ, CT638.2343124103
New Jersey Transit CorporationNew YorkNY, NJ, CT1,001.833016477
Pennsylvania Department of TransportationPhiladelphiaPA144.44125
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation AuthorityPhiladelphiaPA446.928315466
Utah Transit AuthoritySalt Lake CityUT174.5651616
North County Transit DistrictSan DiegoCA82.23488
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers BoardSan FranciscoCA153.7553226
Altamont Commuter ExpressSan JoseCA172.01271010
Central Puget Sound Regional Transit AuthoritySeattleWA163.8661212
Virginia Railway ExpressWashingtonDC, VA, MD161.5201818
United States, total383412,124.77,1053,2002,200

Beginning in 2012, National Transit Database data are reported according to revised modal classifications. Light rail includes systems classified as light rail, hybrid rail, and street car rail. This table does not include other transit rail systems such as cable car, inclined plane, and monorail/automated guideway. For definition of Directional route-miles see table 1-8.  Heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail are defined in the glossary. For more information on individual transit agencies, see Annual National Transit Profiles  available at For more information on footnotes, see the National Transit Database Glossary available at


KEY: U = data are unavailable, ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, MTA = Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

1 Many light rail lines have numerous stops in the street that do not meet the definition of a station.

2 Additional stations may be wheelchair accessible but do not comply with other provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

3 Excludes commuter-type services operated independently by Amtrak or another intercity rail provider.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Adminstration, National Transit Database, table 21 and 23, available at as of July 2015.

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