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Title: "NTAD: Fixed-Guideway Transit Facilities" (2004)
Description: Version 2004 of the Fixed-Guideway Transit Network is a network database of the nation's fixed-guideway transit systems. The data set covers systems in cities defined as FTA's universe of cities and includes heavy rail, light rail, monorail, cable car, inclined plane, and automated guideway. The data provide users with information about the location and type of fixed-guideway transit and terminal facilities primarily for regional cartographic, spatial and network analysis purposes.
Keywords and Themes: Automated Guidway, Cable Cars, Fixed Guideway, High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes, Inclined Plane, Light-duty Railway, Monorails, Railroads, Transit, Transportation
Filename Prefix: transit_sta
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Mapped Drive Folder: /fedgov/bts/ntad04/polyline/transit/
Total size of data files: 0.72 MB
Data Type: ESRI Shapefile
Feature Type: Point
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: United States and Territories
Source Scale: Right-of-ways for fixed guideways were developed from GIS data provided by FTA, BTS and local transit agencies. In most cases, the source data are very accurate and complete. In rare cases where the lines were digitized, DOQQ's for the local area were used as a reference for heads-up digitizing. Station locations were verified using street maps, local DOQQ's and USGS DOQ's which were available via the internet from a variety of publically available data clearinghouses. Data include a SOURCE field that identifies the original source of the data.

Created by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Released by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Content Date: 2004
Published Date: 20040520

Collection Name: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2004
Physical Location: Reference Gov. Docs. CD Cabinet
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Acquired Date: 20040901
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2004 would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

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Record ID: 2497_ntad04

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