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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

202-962-1000
Web site


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Washington that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Washington. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


1,486
3,005,757


1,499,203,392
323,208,380
1,113,136
470,282
289,534


73,680,569
4,660,668
2,113
1,823
600




316,799,042
328,197
317,127,239



317,127,240
154,629,402
133,945,589
7,826,091
24,954,642
638,482,964


476,092,408
64,184,490
9,139,417
70,462,305
619,878,620

18,604,344


78,666,587
59,885,457
275,263,308
413,815,352


5,243,120
408,572,232
413,815,352



1998


1,486
3,005,757


1,481,802,699
339,213,001
1,148,786
552,041
340,305


80,422,875
5,237,881
2,115
1,801
648




333,677,687
383,848
334,061,535



334,362,183
162,082,621
138,004,914
3,294,000
30,106,454
667,850,172


490,477,746
69,884,593
10,168,147
79,671,869
650,202,355

17,647,817


78,691,721
57,871,398
277,524,924
414,088,043


123,285,431
290,802,612
414,088,043
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


(17,400,693)
16,004,621
35,650
81,759
50,771


6,742,306
577,213
2
(22)
48




16,878,645
55,651
16,934,296



17,234,943
7,453,219
4,059,325
(4,532,091)
5,151,812
29,367,208


14,385,338
5,700,103
1,028,730
9,209,564
30,323,735

(956,527)


25,134
(2,014,059)
2,261,616
272,691


118,042,311
(117,769,620)
272,691




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Heavy
Rail
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$272,845,222
75,610,502
46,698,660
28,911,842
402,675,692
33,240,586
2,975,646
125,967,257
421,993

70.8

1,300
1,130
1,130
0

9.9
2.7
15%


1,757
1,333
1




8.21
91.69


0.68
2.17


3.79
42.33

$367,188,986
338,477,541
76,586,771
261,890,770
1,077,145,702
44,788,104
2,109,821
213,044,900
726,130

184.9

764
620
620
0

15.2
2.5
23%


963
924
2




8.20
174.04


0.34
1.72


4.76
100.98

$10,168,147
0
0
0
1,981,305
2,394,185
152,414
200,844
663

.0

51
51
0
51

3.4
.0
%


21
20
0




4.25
66.71


5.13
50.63


0.08
1.32



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