Transit fatalities (monthly data)

Transit fatalities (monthly data) (1999 data are preliminary)

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

Transit Fatalities 1998 1999
Transit total 286 299
Transit 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:, and the U.S. DOT, 1999 Performance Report/ 2001 Performance Plan