Light Rail in the U.S. and Canada

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of information from 18 transit agencies describing their light rail systems. Topics include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Name of service/agency</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Downtown served</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Route miles of rail (one way)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Route miles by type of row (exclusive, grade-separated crossings; exclusive, street level crossings; street operation)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Number of operational vehicles</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Seating/crush capacity of vehicles</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Minimum scheduled headway in peak (min.)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Weekday passenger volume</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Maximum operating speed (mph)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Average operating speed, stops included (mph)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Number of stations in system</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Total number of park and ride spaces at LRT stations</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Services/amenities at LRT stations (lighting, covered waiting areas, restrooms, telephones, vending machines, security guards)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Year LRT service started</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Base fares</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Type of fare system</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Total annual operating budget for LRT ($, millions)</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Total capital cost expended thus far ($, millions)</span></li>
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Date Published
2008-05-16
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