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Transit Fatality and Injury

Transit Fatality and Injury Rates: Public transit provides a flexible alternative to automobile and highway travel, offering a higher degree of safety as well. Public expectations for safety are much higher for transit than they are for highway travel. DOT seeks continuous reductions in transit fatalities and injuries.

Since 1996, the percent of positive random drug and alcohol test results have declined by 33 percent and 44 percent, respectively. In light of the drop in positive tests for alcohol, the required alcohol testing rate has been revised to 10 percent; however, the drug random testing rate is being continued at 50 percent.

Twenty-six voluntary security audits were conducted at rail/bus systems throughout the country and 33 security audits were conducted at bus-only systems. The audit program is advisory only. However, most systems have acknowledged the technical expertise of FTA’s audit consultants and have adopted the recommendations resulting from the audit.

The major causes of transit fatalities/injuries are being investigated in the Transit Accident Causal Factors Study. Rail transit systems that share tracks with freight railroads pose significant safety issues, since a collision between a rail transit vehicle and a freight train has potentially catastrophic consequences.

To heighten awareness of safety issues, FTA and FRA have jointly conducted outreach to grantees and the American Public Transit Association on shared use of the general rail system. Additionally, to ensure better safety awareness, FTA is developing planning guidance for local governments’ planning agencies and assisting in negotiations with owner railroads for proposed shared track and shared corridor rail transit projects.



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