Rail Transit Safety Data Report 2007–2018 Summary
This Rail Safety Data Report Summary analyzes event data collected through the State Safety Oversight program and provides a snapshot of the safety performance of the rail transit industry for the 12-year period of calendar year (CY) 2007 through CY 2018. This report focuses on the types of events that occurred, their consequences in terms of fatalities and injuries, and their likely causes. The report standardizes event, fatality and injury numbers by 100 million vehicle revenue miles as reported to the National Transit Database. By identifying and analyzing this information, the FTA can develop and conduct research, training and evaluations targeted at the situations and conditions that pose the greatest risk of harm to passengers, patrons, employees and members of the public.