List of rail transit systems in the United States

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This is a list of currently-operating passenger rail transit systems in the United States other than intercity rail (Amtrak and Alaska Railroad).

Region State System Lines Authority Type (FTA)
Albuquerque New Mexico New Mexico New Mexico Rail Runner Express Mid-Region Council of Governments Commuter rail
Atlanta Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia MARTA Rail System Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Heavy rail[1]
Austin Texas Texas Capital MetroRail Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Commuter rail[1]
Baltimore Maryland Maryland Metro Subway Maryland Transit Administration Heavy rail[1]
Baltimore Maryland Maryland Light Rail Maryland Transit Administration Light rail[1]
Boston Massachusetts Massachusetts and Rhode Island Rhode Island MBTA Commuter Rail Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter rail[2]
Boston Massachusetts Massachusetts MBTA Subway Blue Line, Orange Line, and Red Line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Heavy rail[2]
Boston Massachusetts Massachusetts MBTA Subway Green Line and Ashmont–Mattapan High Speed Line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Light rail[2] and Heritage streetcar
Buffalo New York New York Metro Rail Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Light rail[1]
Camden and Trenton New Jersey New Jersey River Line NJ Transit Tram-train
Camden Pennsylvania Pennsylvania and New JerseyNew Jersey PATCO Speedline Port Authority Transit Corporation Heavy rail
Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina LYNX Rapid Transit Services Blue Line Charlotte Area Transit System Light rail[1]
Chicago Illinois Illinois Metra Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation Commuter rail[1]
Chicago Illinois Illinois and Indiana Indiana South Shore Line Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Commuter rail[3]
Chicago Illinois Illinois The L Chicago Transit Authority Heavy rail[1]
Chicago Illinois Illinois Airport Transit System Chicago Airport Authority VAL
Cleveland Ohio RTA Rapid Transit Red Line Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Heavy rail[1]
Cleveland Ohio RTA Rapid Transit Blue and Green Lines Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Light rail
Dallas Texas DART commuter rail Trinity Railway Express Dallas Area Rapid Transit/
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Commuter rail[1]
Dallas Texas DART Light Rail Green, Blue, Red and Orange Lines Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light rail[1]
Dallas Texas McKinney Avenue Transit Authority McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Heritage streetcar[1]
Dallas Texas Las Colinas Area Personal Transit System Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District People mover
Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Skylink Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport People mover
Denton Texas A-Train Denton County Transportation Authority Commuter rail
Denver Colorado Light Rail Regional Transportation District Light rail[1]
Denver Colorado Platte Valley Trolley Denver Rail Heritage Society Heritage streetcar
Detroit Michigan Detroit People Mover Detroit Transportation Corporation Automated guideway transit[1]
Fort Collins Colorado Fort Collins Municipal Railway Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society Heritage streetcar
Houston Texas METRORail Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas Light rail[1]
Indianapolis Indiana Indiana University Health People Mover Indiana University Health People mover
Jacksonville Florida Skyway Jacksonville Transportation Authority Automated guideway transit[1]
Jersey City/Hudson County New Jersey Hudson-Bergen Light Rail New Jersey Transit Light rail[1]
Jersey City/Hudson County New York and New Jersey Port Authority Trans-Hudson Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Heavy rail
Kenosha Wisconsin Kenosha Streetcar Circulator Kenosha Transit Streetcar
Little Rock Arkansas River Rail Streetcar Central Arkansas Transit Authority Heritage streetcar[1]
Greater Los Angeles California Metrolink Southern California Regional Rail Authority Commuter rail
Los Angeles California Metro Rail Purple Line and Red Line Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Heavy rail[1]
Los Angeles California Metro Rail Blue Line, Expo Line, Green Line, and Gold Line Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Light rail[1]
Los Angeles California Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line [4] Port of Los Angeles Heritage streetcar[1]
Memphis Tennessee Main Street Trolley Memphis Area Transit Authority Light rail[1]
Miami Florida Tri-Rail South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Commuter rail
Miami Florida Metrorail Miami-Dade Transit Heavy rail[1]
Miami Florida Metromover Miami-Dade Transit Automated guideway transit[1]
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Minnesota METRO     Blue and     Green lines Metro Transit Light rail[1]
Minneapolis Minnesota Northstar Line Metro Transit Commuter rail[1]
Morgantown West Virginia Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit West Virginia University People mover
Nashville Tennessee Music City Star Regional Transportation Authority Commuter rail[1]
New Haven Connecticut Shore Line East Connecticut Department of Transportation Commuter rail
New Orleans Louisiana New Orleans streetcars New Orleans Regional Transit Authority Heritage streetcar[1]
New York New York Long Island Rail Road Long Island Rail Road Commuter rail
New York New York and Connecticut Metro-North Railroad Metro-North Commuter Railroad Commuter rail
New York New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia New Jersey Transit commuter rail New Jersey Transit Commuter rail
New York New York New York City Subway New York City Transit Authority Heavy rail[1]
New York (Staten Island) New York Staten Island Railway Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority Heavy rail
New York New York and New Jersey Port Authority Trans-Hudson Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Heavy rail
New York New York AirTrain JFK Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Automated light rail[1]
Newark New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia New Jersey Transit commuter rail New Jersey Transit Commuter rail
Newark New Jersey Newark Light Rail New Jersey Transit Light rail[1]
Newark New Jersey AirTrain Newark Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Monorail
Norfolk Virginia Tide Light Rail Hampton Roads Transit Light rail
Oceanside California SPRINTER North County Transit District Light rail[5]
Orlando Metro Area Florida SunRail Central Florida Commuter rail
Philadelphia Pennsylvania SEPTA Regional Rail SEPTA Commuter rail[6]
Philadelphia Pennsylvania SEPTA Subway-Elevated Lines SEPTA Heavy rail[6]
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Norristown High Speed Line SEPTA Heavy rail[6]
Philadelphia Pennsylvania SEPTA Trolley Lines Subway-Surface lines (routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36), route 15, and suburban routes 101 and 102 SEPTA Light rail[1][6]
Philadelphia Pennsylvania and New Jersey PATCO Speedline Port Authority Transit Corporation Heavy rail
Phoenix Arizona Metro Light Rail Valley Metro Light rail
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania The T Red Line, Blue Line - South Hills Village and Blue Line - Library Port Authority of Allegheny County Light rail[1]
Portland metro area (west side suburbs) Oregon Westside Express Service (WES) TriMet Commuter rail
Portland Oregon MAX Blue, Green, Red and Yellow Lines TriMet Light rail[1]
Portland Oregon Portland Streetcar Portland Streetcar, Inc. Streetcar[1]
Sacramento California Light Rail Blue Line, Gold Line and Green Line Sacramento Regional Transit District Light rail[1]
St. Louis Missouri and Illinois MetroLink Red Line and Blue Line Bi-State Development Agency Light rail[1]
Salt Lake City Utah The FrontRunner train (750) Utah Transit Authority Commuter rail
Salt Lake City Utah Streetcar S Line (720) Utah Transit Authority Streetcar
Salt Lake City Utah TRAX Blue Line (701), Red Line (703) and Green Line (704) Utah Transit Authority Light rail
San Diego California Coaster San Diego Northern Railway Commuter rail
San Diego California San Diego Trolley Blue, Green & Orange Lines, and Silver Line San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Light rail[1] and Heritage streetcar
San Francisco California Caltrain Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Commuter rail[7]
San Francisco California Bay Area Rapid Transit San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Heavy rail[1]
San Francisco California Muni Metro Lines J, K, L, M, N, S (very limited hours) and T Municipal Transportation Agency Light rail[7]
San Francisco California F Market & Wharves Municipal Transportation Agency Heritage streetcar[7]
San Francisco California Cable car system Powell-Mason (line 59), Powell-Hyde (60) and California Street (61) Municipal Transportation Agency Cable car[7]
San Francisco California AirTrain San Francisco International Airport People mover
San Jose California Altamont Corridor Express San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission Commuter rail[1]
San Jose California Light Rail Alum Rock – Santa Teresa, Mountain View – Winchester and Almaden Shuttle Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Light rail[7]
San Jose California Caltrain Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Commuter rail[7]
San Juan Puerto Rico Tren Urbano Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas Heavy rail[1]
Seattle/Tacoma Washington Sounder Sound Transit Commuter rail[1]
Seattle Washington Link Light Rail Central Link Sound Transit (operation contracted to King County Metro) Light rail
Seattle Washington Seattle Center Monorail City of Seattle Monorail
Seattle Washington Seattle Streetcar Network South Lake Union Streetcar City of Seattle (operation contracted to King County Metro) Streetcar
Tacoma Washington Link Light Rail Tacoma Link Sound Transit Light rail[1]
Tampa Florida TECO Line Streetcar System Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority Heritage streetcar[1]
Washington District of Columbia and Maryland MARC Maryland Transit Administration Commuter rail[1]
Washington District of Columbia and Virginia Virginia Railway Express Virginia Railway Express Commuter rail
Washington District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Metrorail Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Heavy rail[1]

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