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2014
2013
2015
2014
2016
2015
2017
2016
2018
2017
2019
2018
NON-EMPLOYEE
INCIDENTS
0
1
2
3

Bus
Ferry
Rail
Bus

4

5

6

7

8

5

6

7

8

2019
0
1
2
3
4
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2019

Non-employee incidents - total injuries

94%

84%
of buses have security
cameras, a 3%
increase from 2019*

of buses have
Automatic Vehicle
Locator or GPS, a 13%
increase from 2019*

APTA 2020 Public Transportation Fact Book

Ferry

2013
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee injuries 2013-2019
2014
2013
2015
2014
2016
2015
2017
2016
2018
2017
2019
2018

Rail
Bus
Ferry
Rail
Bus

0

3,000

6,000

9,000

12,000

15,000

NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020 - passenger; people waiting or leaving
2019
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee fatalities 2013-2019
0
3,000
6,000
9,000
12,000
15,000

Injuries and
Fatalities
Total injuries

increased
2.11% between
2017 and 2019,
but are down
4.4% from
2016 to 2019
Total fatalities
reached its

second highest
peak from the
past 7 years in
2019, second
only to 2013.

81% of transit
vehicle collisions
between 20172019 were with
a motor vehicle
Less than 2%
of buses are
equipped with
collision warning/
mitigation
technology
Total injuries on
rail modes has

decreased
nearly 25%
from 2013
to 2019

NTD Safety & Security Time
Series Data June 2020

One point drawn from these focus groups was that transit is not
viewed as particularly unsafe in the
sense that attendees viewed public
transit as equally safe or unsafe as
any other enclosed space, such as
stores or other private businesses.
While rider safety concerns
during the pandemic are a challenge, the wellbeing of employees
is also under stress. NYU School
of Global Public Health conducted
a pilot study published in October 2020 to better understand the
impact on New York City Transit
(NYCT) workers.
The NYU pilot study found
24 percent of NYCT workers
self-reported having contracted
COVID-19 and 76 percent personally knew a coworker who died
from the virus. Concerns about
getting sick at work were high,
with 90 percent of respondents
saying they were more fearful of
the virus at work versus outside
of work. And 70 percent reported
fearing for their safety at work. This
concern was not around contagion,
but rather negative interaction with

Non-employee incidents - total fatalities

Ferry

2014
2013
2015
2014
2016
2015
2017
2016
2018
2017
2019
2018

Bus
Ferry

2013
Non-Employee incidents Total Non-employee fatalities 2013-2019

Rail
Rail
Bus

0

2019
Collisions
0 2013-2019

10

20

30

40

50

10

20

30

40

50

with
other
NTD Safety & Security Time Series Data June 2020 - passenger; people waiting
or leaving

2013
Collisions 2013-2019
2014
2013
2015
2014
2016
riders
2015

with bus vehicle
with rail
vehicle
other
with fixed
object
bus vehicle
with person
rail vehicle
with motor
vehicle
fixed object

not wearing masks and re- is not meant to be the only action
with person
acting
taken, but it is one toolwith
agencies
2017 to being asked to wear one.
motor vehicle
2016
While transit systems across can use to promote transparency
2018
and safety during the pandemic.
North
2017 America have increased
and
intensified cleaning protocols,
2019
2018
made0personal protective
equipSecurity
1,000
2,000
3,000
4,000
5,000
2019 available to both employees
ment
Cybersecurity within the transit
Suicides 2013-2019 (total of intentional acts that resulted in death or injury)*
and riders
and taken
industry
for
0
1,000 innovative
2,000
3,000 has been
4,000a concern
5,000
Ferry
2013
steps
such
as
New
York
Metropolmany
years,
but
several
recent
atSuicides 2013-2019 (total of intentional acts that resulted in death or injury)*
Rail
2014Transportation Authority's
itan
tacks have reiterated theBus
need
to
Ferry
2013
voluntary
(and free) COVID-19 establish defenses against
2015
Railcyber2014
screening
initiative, it's harder criminals, who continue to
Busevolve
2016
to2015
combat anxiety and fear - no their tactics (See New Ransomware
2017
matter
how many studies present Attacks Pose Costly Threat to Tran2016
2018to counter those fears.
sit Agencies, pg. 14).
data
2017
APTA launched its Health and
Research published in October
2019
2018
Safety
0 Commitments
50 Program 1002020 from the
150Mineta Transpor200
2019fall to help establish a fountation Institute assessed the readithis
dation0 of what riders50and employ- 100ness of transit150
agencies to respond
200
Total number of major security events reported 2013-2019
ees
can expect from transit service to a cybersecurity threat. The study
Ferry
2013
providers,
and vice versa, regard- found a gap existed between agenRail
Total number of major security events reported 2013-2019
of preparedness
ing
the measures taken to operate cies' actual level
2014
Bus
Ferry
2013 during the pandemic. The
safely
and
what
they
believed
their level
2015
Rail
association
has had more than 200 of preparedness
to
be.
More
than
2014
Bus
2016
agencies
sign
on
to
the
program.
It
80
percent
of
agencies
reported
2015
2017
2016
2018
2017
2019
2018

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AVs Pave the Way to Future Mobility
A New Age for Streetcars
Products: In Focus - Shelters, Stops & Stations
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