The Rural Transit Fact Book serves as a national resource for statistics and information on rural transit in America. 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). The 2011 edition of the Rural Transit Fact Book was the first published by SURTC and included Rural NTD data for 2007-2009. Since 2011, annual updates have been made to the book to provide updated data. The 2016 edition includes 2014 data from the Rural NTD as well as additional data from the American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, and National Household Travel Survey. View Report