Table 2-33. Transit Safety Data by Modea for All Reported Incidents

Table 2-33. Transit Safety Data by Modea for All Reported Incidents

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Fatalities                   
Motor busc 110 88 99 83 108 82 101 109 109 102
Light rail 7 13 9 15 13 15 6 3 23 17
Heavy rail 117 103 91 83 85 79 74 77 54 84
Commuter rail 104 93 74 98 112 92 72 79 94 95
Demand responsive 0 3 0 2 2 6 11 7 4 1
Van pool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Automated guideway 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 339 300 273 281 320 274 264 275 286 299
Injured persons                   
Motor busc 40,006 38,619 40,090 38,873 42,195 41,297 39,709 39,181 41,035 41,221
Light rail 1,244 1,251 1,268 982 1,181 1,319 1,604 1,087 1,076 1,271
Heavy rail 10,036 9,285 10,446 10,532 11,673 11,238 11,093 12,285 11,059 9,665
Commuter rail 2,438 2,308 2,546 1,560 2,374 2,374 1,953 2,388 1,677 1,761
Demand responsive 807 622 713 652 731 935 882 1,121 1,064 1,345
Van pool 21 40 19 59 29 25 27 54 67 41
Automated guideway 4 0 7 10 10 8 20 16 12 21
Total 54,556 52,125 55,089 52,668 58,193 57,196 55,288 56,132 55,990 55,325
All incidents                   
Motor busc 70,437 63,453 52,482 45,580 49,185 42,780 40,456 40,524 41,616 41,094
Light rail 1,465 1,543 1,492 1,136 1,413 1,276 1,350 1,173 1,121 1,182
Heavy rail 12,178 14,102 15,512 15,082 15,869 14,327 13,748 15,151 13,516 12,196
Commuter rail 3,031 2,716 3,160 2,111 3,115 2,847 2,449 3,078 2,410 2,499
Demand responsive 2,965 1,241 1,137 946 1,062 1,173 1,284 1,454 1,221 1,577
Van pool 84 83 40 121 39 58 80 162 194 135
Automated guideway 3 1 8 10 10 10 25 19 16 20
Total 90,163 83,139 73,831 64,986 70,693 62,471 59,392 61,561 60,094 58,703
Passengers served (millions)                   
Motor busc 4,912 4,780 4,728 4,585 4,567 4,539 4,464 4,554 4,712 4,926
Light rail 174 184 187 187 274 249 259 259 273 289
Heavy rail 2,252 2,123 2,119 1,960 2,149 2,034 2,157 R2,429 2,393 2,521
Commuter rail 286 274 262 303 318 322 302 311 360 347
Demand responsive 14 13 13 15 17 18 17 48 22 23
Van pool 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 8 9 10
Automated guideway 6 4 R5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5
Total 7,646 7,380 7,318 7,059 7,335 7,172 7,211 R7,615 7,774 8,121
Rates per 100 million passengersd                   
Fatalities                   
Motor busc 2.2 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.4 1.8 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.1
Light rail 4.0 7.1 4.8 8.0 4.7 6.0 2.3 1.2 8.4 5.9
Heavy rail 5.2 4.9 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.3 3.3
Commuter rail 36.4 33.9 R28.3 R32.4 35.2 28.6 23.8 25.4 26.1 25.4
Demand responsive 0 R22.6 0 R13.5 R12.0 R33.9 R65.5 14.6 18.1 4.3
Van pool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Automated guideway R17.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32.5 0
All modes 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.0 4.4 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7
Injured persons                   
Motor busc R815 808 848 848 924 910 890 860 871 837
Light rail 715 R682 R677 R524 R432 R529 R620 R419 394 440
Heavy rail 446 437 493 537 543 553 514 506 462 383
Commuter rail R853 R843 972 R516 747 R738 R646 R769 466 471
Demand responsive R5,835 R4,678 R5,393 R4,401 R4,390 R5,286 R5,251 R2,336 4,821 5,846
Van pool R1,037 R1,721 R584 R1,398 R638 R537 R461 R701 773 411
Automated guideway R68 0 R127 R194 R160 R123 R317 R272 195 389
All modes 714 706 753 746 793 798 767 R737 720 681
All incidents                   
Motor busc R1,434 1,327 1,110 994 1,077 R943 906 890 883 834
Light rail 842 R841 R796 R606 516 512 R522 R452 411 410
Heavy rail 541 664 732 769 738 R705 637 R624 565 484
Commuter rail 1,060 991 R1,207 R698 980 R885 R810 R991 670 668
Demand responsive R21,440 R9,333 R8,600 R6,385 R6,378 R6,632 R7,644 R3,030 5,532 6,854
Van pool R4,147 R3,570 R1,229 R2,867 R858 R1,245 R1,366 R2,104 2,238 1,353
Automated guideway R51 R28 R145 R194 R160 R154 R396 R323 260 371
All modes 1,179 R1,126 1,009 921 964 871 824 808 773 723

a The figures for cable car, inclined plane, jitney, and ferry boat are lumped together and appear in this footnote as follows:

  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Fatalities: 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Injuries: 378 327 399 383 616 598 354 357 379
Incidents: 186 411 400 411 650 536 301 353 253

b Incidents include accidents (collisions with vehicles, objects, people (except suicides), derailments/vehicles going off road), plus personal casualties, fires, and property damage associated with transit agency revenue vehicles and all transit facilities.
c Motor bus also includes trolley bus.
d Rates are based on total incidents including accidents and were calculated by dividing the number of fatalities, injuries, and incidents in this table by the number of passengers served.

NOTES: Data are provided only for transit systems which have provided safety data for inclusion in the U.S. Deaprtment of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) annual reports. SAMIS data covers only direct-operated urban transit systems.

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) 1998 Annual Report (Cambridge, MA: Dec. 1999), and personal communication, Dec. 6, 2000.