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American Public Transportation Association

 APTA Statistical Reports

For more information, contact Matthew Dickens, Senior Policy Analyst.

Public Transportation Vehicle Database - October 2018

APTA's Public Transportation Vehicle Database is an annual report of revenue vehicles by fleet characteristics, including date of manufacture, manufacturer, model, length, and equipment for approximately 150 U.S. transit agencies and 10 Canadian transit agencies. It includes summary tables which group vehicles by mode and list by manufacturer, size, year built, and equipment. A special section on the new vehicle market includes orders, planned orders, prior year deliveries, and vehicle costs. Reports are published annually.

A list of the data items in the vehicle database is available.

The Vehicle Database is now available for free. The zip file includes PDF, Excel, and Access files.

Download the latest vehicle database here.

Public Transportation Fare Database

APTA's Public Transportation Fare Database is an annual report of major elements of fare structures by mode for U.S. and Canadian transit agencies. The report includes fixed-route adult base fares, surcharges, common fare payment options, special categorized passenger fares, and demand response (or Paratransit) passenger fares.
Examples from the newest report:

The Fare Database is now available for free. The zip file includes Microsoft Access, Excel and Adobe PDF formats.

Public Transportation Infrastructure Database

The Public Transportation Infrastructure Database is a report, published every other year, listing major transit infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada. The report includes rail line data and station, stop and parking data for all modes. The database also includes status, mileage, and opening dates of future rail projects. A new section details the systems used by public transportation agencies for real-time information. Reports are published biennially.

The Infrastructure Database is now available for free. The zip files includes Adobe PDF, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel formats.

Public Transportation Wage Rate Report

The Public Transportation Wage Rate Report contains the top hourly wage rates for public transportation bus and rail operators and mechanics for transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada. The report includes details on the range of wage rates by position, including shift differentials, as well as details on agency characteristics.

  • Most recent release: 2009
  • Order through the APTA Bookstore.

Cost is free for APTA members, and $100 for non-members. Available in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel formats.

Passenger Characteristics Report

APTA's report Who Rides Public Transportation has the latest information on transit passenger demographics and travel characteristics; this report was published in 2017.

The previous report on public transportation passenger demographics was publised in 2007 as APTA’s Profile of Public Transportation Passenger Demographics and Travel Characteristics Reported in On-Board Surveys.

The report references several older APTA reports on public transportation passengers. These reports are:

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