Transit fatalities (annual data)

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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. 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

Transit Fatalities 1999 2000*
Transit total  299   292
Tranist fatalities percent change from previous year 4.55 -2.34

* Preliminary number.

Transit fatalities include those resulting from all reportable incidents, not just from accidents involving transit vehicles.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics 1999, available at 2000 number compiled from various government agencies as cited in the USDOT, BTS, Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2001 (in draft).