Table 2-32: Transit Safety Data by Modea for All Reported Accidents

Table 2-32: Transit Safety Data by Modea for All Reported Accidents

Excel | CSV

  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Fatalities, total 212 215 173 191 225 179 152 185 192 190 183
Motor busc 92 80 91 79 90 69 82 100 90 91 82
Light rail 5 11 6 14 10 10 5 3 14 13 22
Heavy rail 51 59 33 37 41 43 32 28 18 21 19
Commuter rail 63 63 43 59 82 56 30 52 67 64 56
Demand responsive 0 2 0 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 4
Van pool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Automated guideway 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Injured persons, total 20,023 20,594 21,653 22,081 20,939 22,159 22,950 21,452 R21,341 21,727 22,140
Motor busc 18,876 19,016 20,556 20,862 19,663 20,879 21,222 20,145 R20,136 20,291 20,329
Light rail 465 474 468 361 327 355 680 320 332 427 415
Heavy rail 296 308 273 365 309 348 431 336 261 286 425
Commuter rail 84 560 110 210 216 159 213 99 66 54 53
Demand responsive 286 200 233 224 399 395 379 499 492 632 869
Van pool 16 36 13 58 24 23 25 52 53 37 49
Automated guideway 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Accidents, total 58,002 46,468 36,380 30,559 29,972 25,683 25,166 R24,842 23,937 23,040 24,271
Motor busc 55,289 44,467 34,282 28,596 27,754 23,819 23,425 R22,991 22,277 21,137 22,127
Light rail 699 671 600 449 512 309 341 363 328 300 357
Heavy rail 144 188 613 662 744 637 346 R278 293 396 364
Commuter rail 175 248 181 208 266 216 201 R162 193 215 268
Demand responsive 1,613 814 668 524 659 647 774 886 664 862 997
Van pool 81 79 35 119 36 54 78 160 179 130 157
Automated guideway 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 R2 3 0 1
Vehicle-miles (millions), total 2,490 2,478 2,510 2,535 2,581 2,620 2,605 2,702 2,833 2,927 3,002
Motor busc 1,668 1,661 1,688 1,690 1,702 1,702 1,687 1,719 1,779 1,835 1,868
Light rail 24 27 28 27 34 34 37 41 43 48 52
Heavy rail 529 522 520 518 522 537 543 558 566 578 595
Commuter rail 187 188 188 206 210 217 203 216 242 249 253
Demand responsive 74 71 72 77 94 109 108 134 157 167 179
Van pool 8 8 13 16 18 19 25 33 44 49 52
Automated guideway 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6
Rates per 100 million vehicle-milesd                      
Fatalities, all modes 8.5 8.7 6.9 7.5 8.7 6.8 5.8 6.8 6.8 6.5 6.1
Motor busc 5.5 4.8 5.4 4.7 5.3 4.1 4.9 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.4
Light rail 20.8 40.3 21.2 51.1 29.6 29.0 13.3 7.4 32.3 27.1 42.3
Heavy rail 9.6 11.3 6.3 7.1 7.9 8.0 5.9 5.0 3.2 3.6 3.2
Commuter rail 33.6 33.4 22.9 28.6 39.0 25.8 14.8 24.1 27.6 25.7 22.1
Demand responsive 0 2.8 0 2.6 2.1 0.9 2.8 1.5 1.3 0.6 2.2
Van pool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Automated guideway 162.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69.0 0 0
Injured persons, all modes 804 831 863 871 811 846 881 794 753 742 738
Motor busc 1,132 1,145 1,218 1,234 1,155 1,227 1,258 1,172 1,132 1,106 1,088
Light rail 1,933 1,735 1,654 1,318 968 1,030 1,815 785 767 889 798
Heavy rail 56 59 52 71 59 65 79 60 46 50 71
Commuter rail 45 297 59 102 103 73 105 46 27 22 21
Demand responsive 386 282 324 292 425 361 349 372 313 379 485
Van pool 208 430 103 363 132 123 101 158 121 75 94
Automated guideway 0 0 0 104 85 0 0 70 69 0 0
Accidents, all modes 2,329 1,875 1,450 1,205 1,161 980 966 R919 845 787 809
Motor busc 3,315 2,678 2,031 1,692 1,631 1,400 1,389 1,338 1,252 1,152 1,184
Light rail 2,906 2,456 2,121 1,639 1,516 897 910 891 758 624 687
Heavy rail 27 36 118 128 142 119 64 R50 52 69 61
Commuter rail 93 132 96 101 127 100 99 R75 80 86 106
Demand response 2,177 1,147 928 682 702 591 714 661 423 516 557
Van pool 1,052 944 278 744 198 289 314 485 408 263 301
Automated guideway 162 204 102 104 85 87 69 R139 207 0 62

KEY: R = revised.

a Accident statistics for cable car, inclined plane, jitney, and ferry boat are not available. The number of incidents, fatalities, and injuries for these modes appear in the footnotes for table 2-33.

b Accidents include collisions with vehicles, objects, people (except suicides), and derailments/vehicles going off road.

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 vehicle-miles.

NOTES

Data are provided only for transit systems that furnished safety data for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis annual reports. Data covers only direct-operated urban transit systems. Vehicle-miles for all transit systems including nonurban and purchased can be found in the vehicle-miles table in chapter 1.

Prior to the 2000 edition, Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis Report was entitled Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) annual report.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, 2000 Transit Safety and Security Statistics and Analysis Report (Cambridge, MA: 2002).