Fixed-Guideway Transit and Ferry Network

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Fixed-Guideway Transit and Ferry Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington DC
Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington DC
Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>
Description:
Abstract:
The Fixed-Guideway Transit and Ferry Network is a comprehensive network database of the nation's fixed-guideway transit and ferry systems. The data set covers systems in cities within the 48 contiguous States plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and includes heavy rail, light rail, monorail, ferry boat, cable car, dedicated HOV roadway, inclined plane, and automated guideway.
Purpose:
The data provide users with information about the location and type of fixed-guideway transit and ferry network and terminal facilities primarily for regional cartographic, spatial and network analysis purposes.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1992
Ending_Date: 1997
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -167.929855
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.311089
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.132313
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.145645
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: network
Theme_Keyword: transportation
Theme_Keyword: fixed-guideway
Theme_Keyword: transit
Theme_Keyword: light rail
Theme_Keyword: heavy rail
Theme_Keyword: monorail
Theme_Keyword: ferry boat
Theme_Keyword: inclined plane
Theme_Keyword: cable car
Theme_Keyword: automated guideway
Theme_Keyword: high-occupancy vehicle lanes
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: US
Place_Keyword: US Territories
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Ground
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2003
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Address: 400 7th St. SW
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) developed the transit geospatial data layer. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) compiled and formatted the data for release on the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows NT Version 4.0 (Build 1381) Service Pack 6; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Fixed-Guideway Transit and Ferry Network
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington DC
Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington DC
Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute information was obtained from individual transit agencies through telephone conversations and follow-up written material provided by the agency. The level of detail and completeness of this information varied, depending on the source. Attribute data were transcribed directly into the database with no independent verification. This version of the data set includes no node attributes. When modifying the data set, the provider did not consistently code the MODDATE or the REVISION field.
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value: unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Networks were checked for connectivity during database construction and again prior to dissemination on the National Transportation Atlas CD-ROM. Duplicate links were removed. In the process to verify feature location based on the NTAD STATES dataset, the verifier split a number of line segments. Based on the attributes included in the dataset, there is no apparent reason for these modifications. The data provider inconsistently coded the LINKID and FEATURID fields when modifying the data set.
Completeness_Report:
This database includes all fixed-guideway transit and ferry lines identified by the Federal Transit Administration as recipients of Federal transit funding. Excluded are some small fixed guideway systems operating without Federal funding and certain ferry lines which may receive Federal Highway funding in lieu of transit funding. Attribute data is incomplete at this time, and what data is included reflects information received from individual transit agencies during 1994.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Right-of-ways for fixed guideways were digitized from a variety of source material received from individual transit agencies. These materials ranged from engineering drawings to stylized system maps. Based on the material provided, alignments were traced against TIGER/Line street networks as basemaps. At best, the resulting alignments are no more accurate than the TIGER/Line street network for specific urban areas. A number of ferry lines were added that appear to cross through islands when compared with the NTAD STATES dataset.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: unknown
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC)
Publication_Date: 1992
Title: TIGER/Line Files
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington DC
Publisher: U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC)
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: April 1992
Ending_Date: December 1992
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TIGER 92
Source_Contribution:
Locational reference with respect to other urban transportation features.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Using source materials received from individual transit agencies, fixed guideway centerline networks were digitized against TIGER street networks. Stations were located using addresses and other cues provided from the source material. Each fixed guideway system was put in its own database.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TIGER 92
Process_Date: 1994
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: several
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Address: 400 7th St. SW
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Individual transit lines were concatenated into sets of network files based on transit type.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: several
Process_Date: 1995
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-AG
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-CC
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-CR
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-FB
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-HOV
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-HR
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-IP
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-LR
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-MR
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The different transit type layers were merged into a single dataset.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-AG
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-CC
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-CR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-FB
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-HOV
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-HR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-IP
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-LR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FTA-MR
Process_Date: 1995
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TRANSIT
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The TRANSIT dataset was compared with the NTAD STATES dataset to verify the correct feature location based on the State FIPS Code. After completing topological and attribute verification using ARC/INFO, the data was etracted and reformatted into the BTS ASCII format.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: STATES
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TRANSIT
Process_Date: 1997
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TRANSIT
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The TRANSIT dataset was converted from BTS ASCII format into ESRI Shapefile format for distribution.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TRANSIT
Process_Date: 2001
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TRANSIT
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 2091

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: transit
Entity_Type_Definition: Fixed-Guideway Transit and Ferry Network
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polyline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polylinear shapes as defined by ArcView
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ArcView Internal Attribute
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MODDATE
Attribute_Definition: Record Modification Date
Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: date values, or "0" if not modified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURID
Attribute_Definition: Unique Identification for each line
Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric value (Unique Identification for each line)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LINKID
Attribute_Definition: Unique Identification for each line
Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric value (Unique sequential identifier for each line)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STFIPS
Attribute_Definition: Two digit State FIPS Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: NIST
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standard- FIPS Pub 6-4
Codeset_Source: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT
Attribute_Definition: Name or identification for the line - type of transit system
Attribute_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MONORAIL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: monorail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: INCLINED PLANE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: inclined plane
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CABLE CAR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: cable car
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FERRY BOAT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: ferry boat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: automated guideway
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HOV LANES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: HOV lanes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LIGHT RAIL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: light rail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HEAVY RAIL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: heavy rail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RTS_SRVD
Attribute_Definition: Name of the route served by the link.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: free text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GRD_ELEV
Attribute_Definition: Code defining the grade/elevation of the link.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: At grade
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Elevated
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Below grade
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: On structure
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TR_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Type of transit system
Attribute_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AG
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Automated guideway
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cable car
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ferry Boat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HOV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: High-occupancy vehicle lanes
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Heavy Rail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: IP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Inclined Plane
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Light Rail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Monorail
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UZA
Attribute_Definition: Urbanized Area Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Official List of Urbanized Area Names
Codeset_Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census (BOC)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Current status of the link
Attribute_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Planned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Out of service
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Active
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Construction
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not defined
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FTA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VERSION
Attribute_Definition:
The VERSION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented for all records in the database whenever a new release is distributed. The version number for this dataset is "02".
Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 00
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 99
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REVISION
Attribute_Definition:
The REVISION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented individually for each record whenever a change is made to one of its fields. Each record is initially set to a value of "00".
Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 00
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 99

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Address: 400 Seveth Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Resource_Description: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003
Distribution_Liability: None.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 2003
File_Decompression_Technique:
No compression applied. However, if using digital transfer online option, note access instructions.
Transfer_Size: 0.689
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>
Access_Instructions:
Anyone with access to the Internet may connect to the BTS web server. To access a specific data set, go to the web address listed above in the Network Resource Name. The visitor can create a package of the dataset for download in a .zip format (i.e. MS-DOS zip archive). This archived package is stored in a temporary file that can then be copied to the visitor's home directory.
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: megabytes
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Call 202-366-DATA, fax 202-366-3640, or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) BTS to request the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 CD-ROM.
Technical_Prerequisites: Software that can process GIS files.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030428
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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