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SPECIAL REPORT

2019 U.S. TRANSIT

SAFETY AND
SECURITY REPORT
A statistical look at where public
transit is improving on the safety
and security fronts and where there
is room for improvement.
Compiled by Mischa Wanek-Libman,
executive editor

D

ATA COLLECTED BY THE BUREAU OF
Transportation Statistics and analyzed by the
American Public Transportation Association
(APTA) shows that transit is the safest mode
of transportation. According to APTA's 2016
report "The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution:
Public Transportation," transit is 10 times
safer per mile than by car because it has
less than a tenth of the per-mile traffic casualty
(injury or death) rate as automobile travel. Additionally, intercity and commuter passengers have
about one-20th and urban rail and bus passengers
about one-30th deaths per billion passenger-miles
as automobile travel.
Keeping passengers safe when they are onboard
vehicles is one area of concentration; another is en-

Total injuries on U.S. transit systems

Total fatalities 2013-2018

Total fatalities 2013-2018
2013
Total fatalities 2013-2018
2013
Total
fatalities 2013-2018
2014
2013
2014
2013
2015
2014
2015
2014
2016
2015
2016
2015
2017
2016
2017
2016
2018
2017
2018 0
2017
2018
0 2013-2018
Total
injuries
2018
0 2013-2018
Total injuries
2013
0 2013-2018
Total
injuries
2013
2014injuries 2013-2018
Total
2013
2014
2013
2015
2014
2015
2014
2016
2015
2016
2015
2017
2016
2017
2016
2018
2017
2018 0
2017

Ferry
Rail
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Rail
Bus
Bus

5,000

10,000

5,000

10,000

15,000
15,000

20,000

Ferry
20,000

10,000

15,000
15,000

10,000
Total fatalities on5,000
U.S. transit systems
5,000

20,000

NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2019

Rail20,000
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Rail
Bus
Bus

50

2018 0 incidents Total injuries50
Employee
2013-2018
2018
0 incidents Total injuries50
Employee
2013-2018
2013
0 incidents Total injuries50
Employee
2013-2018
2013
Employee
2014 incidents Total injuries 2013-2018
2013
2014
2013
2015
2014
2015
2014
2016
2015
2016
2015
2017
2016
2017
2016
2018
2017
2018 0
500
2017
2018 0 incidents Total fatalities
Employee
2013-2018
500
2018
Employee
2013-2018
0 incidents Total fatalities
500
2013
0 incidents Total fatalities
500
Employee
2013-2018
2013
Employee
2014 incidents Total fatalities 2013-2018
2013
2014
2013
2015
2014
2015
2014
2016
2015
2016
2015
2017
2016
2017
2016
2018
2017
2018 0
1
2
3
2017

100

150

100

150

200
200

NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2019

100
100

Ferry200

150
150

Employee incidents - total injuries

Rail 200
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
Rail
Rail
Bus
Bus

1,000

1,500

2,000

1,000

1,500

2,000

1,000
1,500
2,000
Time Series Data June 2019
1,000NTD Safety & Security
1,500
2,000

Employee incidents - total fatalities

Ferry
Rail
Ferry

4

5

6

7

Bus
Rail
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
Rail
8
Rail
Bus

2018 0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Bus 8
2018
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2018
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2018
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2019

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Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2018
2013
Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2018
2013
2014
2013
2014

Ferry
Rail
Ferry

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Bus
Rail
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
Rail


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Mass Transit

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
NRC Chairman's Column
A Robust Safety Culture Enhances an Entire System
U.S. Transit Safety and Security Report 2019
Going Vertical: The Upside of Multi-Level Transit Facilities
Considering the Rail Passenger Purview
Best Practices
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