Rail rapid transit enjoys an enviable safety record in the field of transportation. It produces the lowest number of fatalities of any of the major passenger transportation modes. Despite the position that rail rapid transit enjoys with respect to other public carriers, accidents have happened, and it is this fact that prompted the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) in 1973 to fund a Grant Project (DC-06-0091) on Rapid Rail System Safety. The grant recipient was the Transit Development Corporation (TDC) who was assigned the task of developing and designing a plan reflecting the safety priorities and requirements of the rail rapid transit operating properties. This report describes the techniques and procedures used in fulfilling the task assignment and the results. TDC utilized the contributed services of rail rapid transit industry experts in developing a program that identified what should be done to aid in assuring that rail rapid safety continues. All aspects of rail rapid transit safety were reviewed, hazards were identified, priorities established and suggested remedial action endorsed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Connell, W M
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 316 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0091-75-1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DC-06-0091
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1982 12:00AM