|AG||Automated guideway transit||A transit mode that is an
electric railway (single or multicar trains) of guided transit vehicles
operating without vehicle operators or other crew on board the vehicle.
Service may be on a fixed schedule or in response to a passenger activated
call button. Automated guideway transit includes personal rapid transit,
group rapid transitand people mover systems.
|CC||Cable Car||Streetcar type of passenger
vehicles operating by means of an attachment to a moving cable located below
street surface and powered by engines or motors at acentral location not on board the vehicles.
|CR||Commuter rail||A transit mode that is an
electric or diesel propelled railway for urban passenger train service
consisting of local short distance travel operating between a central city
and adjacent suburbs. Service must be operated on a regular basis by or under
contract with a transit operatorfor the purpose of transporting passengers
within urbanized areas, or between urbanized areas and outlying areas. Such
rail service, using either locomotive hauled or self propelled railroad
passenger cars, is generally characterized by multi-trip tickets, specific
station to station fares, railroad employment practices and usually only 1 or
2 stations in the central business district. It does not include heavy rail
rapid transit or light rail/street car transit service. Inter city rail
service is excluded, except for that portion of such service that is operated
by or under contract with a public transit agency for predominantly commuter
services. Predominantly commuter services means that for any given trip
segment (i.e., distance between any 2 stations), more than 50% of the average
daily ridership travels on the train at least 3 times a week.
Only the predominantly commuter service portion of an inter city route is eligible for inclusion when determining commuter rail route miles.
|DR||Demand response||A transit mode comprised of
passenger cars, vans or class C buses operating in response to calls from
their agents to the transit operator, who then dispatches a vehicle to pick up the passengers and transport them to
their destinations. A demand response operation is characterized by the following: a) the vehicles do not
operate over a fixed route or on a fixed schedule except, perhaps, on a temporary basis to satisfy a special need; and, b) typically, the vehicle may be dispatched to pick up several passengers at different pick-up points before taking them to their respective destinations and may even be interrupted en route to these destinations to pick up other passengers. The following types of operations fall under the above definitions provided they are not on a scheduled fixed route basis: many origins – many destinations, many origins –1 destination, 1 origin – many
destinations and 1 origin –1 destination.
|FB||Ferryboat||A transit mode comprised of
vessels carrying passengers and/or vehicles over a body of water, and that
generally steam or diesel powered.
|HR||Heavy rail (rapid rail)||A transit mode that is an
electric railway with the capacity for a heavy volume of traffic. It is
high speed and rapid acceleration passenger rail cars operating singly or in multi-car trains on fixed rails;
separate rights-of-way from which all other vehicular and foot traffic are excluded; sophisticated signaling, and high
|IP||Inclined plane||A transit mode that is a railway
operating over exclusive right-of-way on steep grades (slopes) with
vehicles propelled by moving cables attached to the vehicles and powered by engines or motors at a central location not on board the vehicle. The special tramway type of vehicles have passenger seats that remain horizontal while the undercarriage (truck) is angled parallel to the slope.
|JT||Jitney||A transit mode comprised of
passenger cars or vans operating on fixed routes (sometimes with minor
deviations) as demand warrants without fixed schedules or fixed stops.
|LR||Light rail (streetcar)||A transit mode that typically is
an electric railway with a light volume traffic capacity compared to heavy
rail. It is
characterized by passenger rail cars operating singly (or in short, usually 2 car trains) on fixed rails in shared or
exclusive right-of-way; low or high platform loading; and vehicle power drawn from an overhead electric line via a trolley or a pantograph.
|MB||Bus||A transit mode comprised of rubber tired passenger vehicles operating on fixed routes and schedules over roadways. Vehicles are powered by diesel, gasoline, battery or alternative fuel engines contained within the vehicle.|
|MO||Monorail||A transit mode that is an
electric railway of guided transit vehicles operating singly or in multi-car
trains. The vehicles are suspended from or straddle a guideway formed by a
single beam, rail or tube.
|OR||Other||Except for vehicles and
stations, all facilities that are directly controlled by a transit agency
(transit agency is responsible for cleaning or maintaining) or provided to a
transit agency for its use by another public or private entity
(formal/informal agreement with the owner wherein services or facilities are
provided to benefit the transit agency). This includes exclusive
rights-of-way and maintenance facilities.
|PB||Publico||A transit mode comprised of
passenger vans or class C buses operating with fixed routes but no fixed
Publicos are a privately owned and operated mass transit service which is market oriented and unsubsidized, but
regulated through a public service commission, state or local government. Publicos are operated under franchise
agreements, fares are regulated by route and there are special insurance requirements. Vehicle capacity varies
from 8 to 24, and the vehicles may be owned or leased by the operator.
|TB||Trolleybus||Rubber tired, electrically
powered passenger vehicles operated on city streets drawing power from
overhead lines with trolleys.
|TR||Aerial tramway||A transit mode that is an electric system of aerial cables with suspended powerless passenger vehicles. The vehicles are propelled by separate cables attached to the vehicle suspension system and powered by engines or motors at a central location not on board the vehicle.|
|VP||Vanpool||A transit mode comprised of
vans, class C buses and other vehicles operating as a ridesharing
arrangement, providing transportation to a group of individuals traveling
directly between their homes and a regular destination within the same
geographical area. The vehicles shall have a minimum seating capacity of 7
persons, including the driver. For inclusion in the NTD, it is considered
mass transit service if it is operated by a public entity or is one in which
a public entity owns, purchases, or leases the vehicle(s). Vanpool(s) must
also be in compliance with mass transit rules including Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) provisions, and be open to the public and that
availability must be made known. Other forms of public participation to
encourage ridesharing arrangements, such as the provision of parking spaces,
use of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, coordination or clearing house
service, do not qualify as public vanpools.
|iADATRIP||ADA Trips||Unlinked trips specifically tied to ADA|
|iUNLINKTRIP||Unlinked Trips||Total unlinked trips|