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
Unlinked passenger trips (millions)d                    
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 2,429 2,393 2,521
Commuter rail 286 274 262 303 318 322 302 311 360 R374
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 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5
Total 7,646 7,380 7,318 7,059 7,335 7,172 7,211 7,615 7,774 R8,149
Rates per 100 million unlinked passenger trips (millions)e                    
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 28.3 32.4 35.2 28.6 23.8 25.4 26.1 25.4
Demand responsive 0 22.6 0 13.5 12.0 33.9 65.5 14.6 18.1 4.3
Van pool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Automated guideway 17.0 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 815 808 848 848 924 910 890 860 871 837
Light rail 715 682 677 524 432 529 620 419 394 440
Heavy rail 446 437 493 537 543 553 514 506 462 383
Commuter rail 853 843 972 516 747 738 646 769 466 471
Demand responsive 5,835 4,678 5,393 4,401 4,390 5,286 5,251 2,336 4,821 5,846
Van pool 1,037 1,721 584 1,398 638 537 R459 701 773 411
Automated guideway 68 0 127 194 160 123 317 272 195 389
All modes 714 706 753 746 793 798 767 737 720 R679
All incidents                    
Motor busc 1,434 1,327 1,110 994 1,077 943 906 890 883 834
Light rail 842 841 796 606 516 512 522 452 411 410
Heavy rail 541 664 732 769 738 705 637 624 565 484
Commuter rail 1,060 991 1,207 698 980 885 810 991 670 668
Demand responsive 21,440 9,333 8,600 6,385 6,378 6,632 7,644 3,030 5,532 6,854
Van pool 4,147 3,570 1,229 2,867 858 1,245 R1,359 2,104 2,238 1,353
Automated guideway 51 28 145 194 160 154 396 323 260 371
All modes 1,179 1,126 1,009 921 964 871 824 808 773 R720

KEY: R = revised.

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 1999
Fatalities: 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Injuries: 378 327 399 383 616 598 354 357 379 1,091
Incidents: 186 411 400 411 650 536 301 353 253 1,078

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 The number of unlinked passenger trips is equivalent to the number of passengers who board public transit vehicles. Passengers are counted each time they board a vehicle regardless of how many vehicles are necessary for a passenger to get to their destination.

e 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 unlinked passenger trips.

NOTES: Data are provided only for transit systems that have provided safety data for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) annual reports.

SAMIS data cover only direct-operated urban transit systems.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) 1999 Annual Report (Cambridge, MA: March 2001).