U.S. Transit Facts

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Commuter Rail Facts (as of 2009):
  • Number of Systems:  27
  • Unlinked Passenger Trips:  468 million
  • Passenger Miles:  11.2 billion
  • Average Trip Length:  24 miles
  • Vehicle Total Miles:  343.5 million
  • Vehicle Average Speed:  31.2 mph
  • Average Fare per Unlinked trip:  $4.69
  • Total Operating Expense:  $4.63 billion
  • Total Capital Expense:  $2.75 billion
  • Total Employees Operating:  28,278
  • Diesel Fuel Consumed:  95 million gallons
  • Electricity Consumed:  1.78 billion kWh

 

Heavy Rail Facts (as of 2009):
  • Number of Systems:  15
  • Unlinked Passenger Trips:  3.5 billion
  • Passenger Miles:  16.8 billion
  • Average Trip Length:  4.8 miles
  • Vehicle Total Miles:  684.6 million
  • Vehicle Average Speed:  20.3 mph
  • Average Fare per Unlinked trip:  $1.09
  • Total Operating Expense:  $6.31 billion
  • Total Capital Expense:  $6.23 billion
  • Total Employees Operating:  49,741
  • Diesel Fuel Consumed:  zero gallons
  • Electricity Consumed:  3.89 billion kWh

 

Light Rail Facts (as of 2009):
  • Number of Systems:  35
  • Unlinked Passenger Trips:  465 million
  • Passenger Miles:  2.2 billion
  • Average Trip Length:  4.7 miles
  • Vehicle Total Miles:  90.7 million
  • Vehicle Average Speed:  15.1 mph
  • Average Fare per Unlinked trip:  $0.84
  • Total Operating Expense:  $1.41 billion
  • Total Capital Expense:  $3.65 billion
  • Total Employees Operating:  10,558
  • Diesel Fuel Consumed:  1 million gallons
  • Electricity Consumed:  738.1 million kWh

 Source: 2011 Public Transportation Fact Book, 62nd edition, American Public Transportation Association, April 2011

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Travel and Demographic Trends
  • In 1969, 1-2 person households (HH’s) were 47% of total and 3+ households were 53%…with an average HH size of 3.16
  • In 2009, 1-2 person households were 61%  of total and 3+ households were 39%…with an average HH size of 2.50
  • If these percentages had stayed constant there would be over 16 million more 3+ HH’s than we have today.
  • Since 1969 the average HH size has decreased, vehicles per HH has increased and workers per HH has increased.  There are less people living together, more people driving, more people working. 

 

1969 
 
 
               2011               

 

  • Daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per driver has increased from 20.64 in 1969 to 28.97 in 2009.
  • Daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per household has increased from 34.01 in 1969 to 54.38 in 2009.
  • In 2009, there were over 210 million vehicles registered in the United States and a population of 283 million. 

 Source: 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)

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Other 2009 Facts:
  • The United States spent $55.2 billion on public transporation (for service provision and capital investment)
  • Passengers took 10.4 billion trips and rode transit vehicles for 55.2 billion miles
  • New York City Transit was the largest transit agency in the U.S. with 31% of all passenger trips and 22% of all passenger miles!
  • Buses contributed 52.5%, Commuter rail 4.5%, Rapid Rail 33.6%, and Light Rail 4.5% of all passenger trips
  • Public transportation ridership grew 34% from 1995 through 2009, more than twice the growth rate of the U.S. population (15%) and substantially more than the growth for vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on our nations streets and highways (23%) over the same period.

 

 

 Source: American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

  


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