Rural Transit Fact Book 2015

This Fact Book provides information on transit service availability and cost to help the transit industry in the United States provide efficient and effective service to meet rural community mobility needs. Financial and operating statistics can be used by agency managers, local decision makers, state directors, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and lawmakers to assist in policy making, planning, managing operations, and evaluating performance. This publication includes rural demographic and travel behavior data as well as financial and operating statistics for agencies receiving section 5311 funding. In addition to national level data, statistics are presented by state, FTA region, tribe, and mode, as well as other agency characteristics. The rural transit data presented in this report were obtained from the Rural National Transit Database (NTD). This 2015 edition includes 2013 data from the Rural NTD as well as additional data from the American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, and National Household Travel Survey.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

    Western Transportation Institute
    Montana State University
    Bozeman, MT  United States 

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University, P.O. Box 6050
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mattson, Jeremy
  • Publication Date: 2015-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SURLC 15-001
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2016 12:06PM