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2020
Transit Safety
and Security
Report

A review of key statistics and breaking
news from the year sheds light on where the
transit industry is and where it is headed
as it works to deliver a safe and secure
environment for employees and riders.
Compiled by Mischa Wanek-Libman,
executive editor

P

UBLIC TRANSPORTATION CONTINUES TO
be the safest mode of transportation, based on
data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). While some
safety statistics are creeping up, when the crash
risk and crime risk is compared to other modes,
transit maintains its higher safety status.

Safety

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the
safety narrative, not only within the transit industry
but in all tasks people accomplish as part of daily life.
Multiple studies have determined use of transit, with
proper precautions, such as wearing face masks and
maintaining physical distancing, does not increase the
risk of transmission. A report from TransitCenter, " A
Transit Agenda for the COVID-19 Emergency, " found
riders were taking transit less during the pandemic,
but not ditching it entirely as a mode of transport.
For the report, TransitCenter partnered with YouGov on a series of focus groups that examined attendee
experiences using public transit during the pandemic.

TOTAL FATALITIES AND INJURIES

Total injuries on U.S. transit systems

Total fatalities 2013-2019
2013
Total fatalities 2013-2019

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Rail

2014
Ferry
Bus
2013
Rail
2015
2014
Bus
2016
2015
2017
2016
2018
2017
2019
2018
Total fatalities
2013-2019
0
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020
2019
Ferry
Total
injuries 2013-2019
2013
Total
fatalities 2013-2019
Rail20,000
0
5,000
10,000
15,000
Ferry
2013
Ferry
2014
Bus
Rail
Total
injuries
2013-2019
2013
2014
Rail
Ferry
Bus
2015
2013
2014
Bus
Rail
2015
2016
2014
2015
Bus
2016
2017
2015
2016
2017
2018
2016
2017
2018
2019
2017
2018
2019 0
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
2018
2019
0
50
100
150
200
Total injuries
2013-2019
10,000
15,000
20,000
2019 0 incidents Total injuries5,000
Ferry
Employee
2013-2019
2013
Total injuries
2013-2019
0
50
100
150
Rail
Ferry200
2013
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020
2014
Ferry
Employee
Bus
Rail
2013 incidents Total injuries 2013-2019
2014
Rail
2015
Ferry
Bus
2013
2014
Bus
2015
Rail
2016
2014
2015
Bus
2016
2017
2015
2016
2017
2018
2016
2017
EMPLOYEE INCIDENTS
2018
2019
2017
2018
20190
50
100
150
200
2018
2019
0 incidents Total injuries500
1,000
1,500
2,000
Employee
2013-2019
502013-2019
100
150
200
20190 incidents Total fatalities
Employee
Ferry
2013
Employee
2013-2019
0 incidents Total injuries500
1,000
1,500
2,000
Ferry
Rail
2013
2014 incidents Total fatalities 2013-2019
Ferry
Employee
Rail
Bus
2013
2014
Rail
2015
Ferry
Bus
2013
2014
Bus
2015
Rail
2016
2014
2015
Bus
2016
2017
2015
2016
2017
2018
2016
2017
2018
2019
2017
2018
2019 0
500
1,000
1,500
2,000
2018
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020
2019
0 incidents Total
1 fatalities2 2013-2019 3
4
5
6
7
8
Employee
500
1,000
1,500
2,000
2019 0
Ferry
2013
Employee
0 incidents Total
1 fatalities2 2013-2019 3
4
5
6
7
Rail 8
Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2019
2014
Ferry
Bus
2013

Total fatalities on U.S. transit systems

Employee incidents - total injuries

Employee incidents - total fatalities

2015
Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2019
2014
2013

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Ferry

Rail
Ferry
Bus
Rail

2016
2015
2014
Ferry
Bus
2013
2017
2016
2015
Rail
2014
2018
Bus
2017
2016
2015
2019
2018
2017
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2016 0
2019
2018
2017
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2019 0
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020
Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2019
2018
0
3,000
6,000
9,000
12,000
15,000
2019
Ferry
injuries
2013-2019
Non-Employee
incidents
Total
Non-employee
fatalities
2013-2019
2013
0
3,000
6,000
9,000
12,000
15,000
Rail
2014
Ferry
Ferry
Bus
2013
Non-Employee
incidents Total Non-employee fatalities 2013-2019


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Ad Index
Editor's Notebook: What's Next? Better Mobility
People & Places
New Ransomware Attacks Pose Costly Threat to Transit Agencies
2020 Transit Safety and Security Report
Planning the Right Zero-Emission Fleet Conversion from the Beginning
AVs Pave the Way to Future Mobility
A New Age for Streetcars
Products: In Focus - Shelters, Stops & Stations
Best Practices: Creating a Safer, More Secure Ride on Metro Transit in the St. Louis Region
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