Transit includes transit bus, light and heavy transit rail, commuter rail, paratransit, and other transit categories. Transit fatalities are transit-caused deaths confirmed within 30 days of a transit incident.
Transit fatalities are lower when suicides are removed because more than half of the people killed in rail-transit service each year are suicides. The fatality numbers cited here do not include suicides.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, State Safety Oversight Program, Annual Report for 1999, available at http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov.
|Tranist fatalities percent change from previous year||4.00||4.55|
Transit fatalities include those resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents involving transit vehicles.
SOURCES: Data compiled from various government agencies as cited in the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-1, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html, and the U.S. DOT, 1999 Performance Report/2001 Performance Plan